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UAE-backed STC Seize Aden Presidential Palace - UAE vs KSA War in Yemen
"Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates may be close partners with a common goal defeating a rebel group in Yemen, but their diverging interests have come to a violent head as heavy clashes erupted between their respective allies in the war-torn nation.

Violent skirmishes between the Saudi-backed guards of exiled Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the UAE-backed separatist Southern Transitional Council reached their second day Thursday in the southern port city of Aden. Both groups were opposed to the Zaidi Shiite Muslim rebel group known as the Houthis or Ansar Allah, suspected of receiving Iranian backing, but the southern separatists want to see an independent South Yemen as it existed from 1967 to 1990.

Hadi's administration has accused the UAE of backing southern claims for secession and, though the two sides fought at least once before last year, the latest bloodshed came amid a series of developments that tested ties between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh.

The latest bout of unrest began when a missile attack claimed by the Houthis struck a southern paramilitary parade in Aden last week, killing dozens among the separatist Security Belt forces. The Southern Transitional Council ultimately laid the blame on a pro-government, Islamist group known as Islah, claiming the attack was orchestrated to weaken the separatists' hold on the strategic city to which Hadi has relocated his government.

"We reject the irresponsible actions of the Transitional Council groups, which amounted to the use of heavy weapons and the attempt to storm state institutions," Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari tweeted Thursday. 

The Houthis, for their part, have watched on eagerly as rifts appeared in the Saudi-UAE alliance they have been fighting for four and a half years. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a leading member of the rebel Supreme Political Council, tweeted Wednesday: "After the mercenaries' warnings of aggression in Aden, will the bragging remain? Or will it melt like snow? There is no salvation for the occupied governorates except by expelling the occupier and ending every relationship with it.""

The STC want independence as South Yemen (again)... The UAE backs the STC.

The illegal Hadi government in exile rescued Aden via KSA carpet bombing of Yemen, but now they are fighting STC in Aden!

Meanwhile, Sana'a is still under the control of the Houthis, who are stronger than ever with new advanced missiles and drones unveiled every few months.

The UAE's recent decision to withdraw most of its forces from Yemen was wise. Saudi Arabia, however, do not have such an easy exit option available and they continue to bleed in men and resources whilst facing disaster after disaster and achieving nothing after many years of war on the Yemeni people...

Huge news as it is being reported that the separatist UAE-backed STC have seized the Presidential Palace in Aden from the KSA-backed Guards. 

This in addition to the news that the STC have taken over most of the KSA-backed military camps in Aden as well.

Very good news for the Houthis that the illegal government of Hadi and the Saudis is now crumbling from within even in Aden...
Yemen clashes between Saudi & Emirati backed forces Aden 18+ یمن درگیری سعودی و امارات درعدن

News that the UAE-backed STC have seized more Hadi/KSA-backed positions (Two More Army Bases):

"Southern forces seized two Yemeni government military bases near the southern port of Aden early yesterday, triggering fresh clashes, residents and officials said.

... the STC forces broke with the government this month, seizing its temporary base of Aden on August 10. Yesterday, they took two government military bases in Zinjibar, around 60 km east of Aden in Abyan province, residents said.

The coalition last week threatened military action if the STC do not quit government military bases. Saudi Arabia, which wants the coalition to focus on combating the Al Houthis, has called for a summit over Aden, but it has been delayed due to the STC’s refusal to cede control.

The STC said its forces would hold Aden until the Islamist Islah party, a backbone of Hadi’s government, and northerners are removed from power positions in the south.

STC fighters seized Aden after accusing Islah of being complicit in a Al Houthi missile attack on southern forces earlier this month, a charge the party denies.

The STC seizure of two more bases in Abyan, Hadi’s birthplace, showed they are holding firm to demands for self-rule in the south and to be included in any UN-sponsored talks on Yemen’s future."

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