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Yemen: Houthis and soldiers battle in Aden00:44

Yemen: Houthis and soldiers battle in Aden

Yemen, Aden
July 18, 2015 at 07:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violent clashes took place between the Yemeni army supported by Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists and Houthi militants in Aden, Saturday. Footage shows the two sides battling near Aden International airport, one day after the "liberation" of the port city was declared by Exiled Vice President Khaled Bahah from the Houthi militants.

This comes after operation "Golden arrow" was launched in Aden by loyalist forces against Houthi militia, who entered the port city of Aden in March, forcing then President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi into exile in Saudi Arabia. Aden remains one of the strategic cities in the Yemeni conflict.

The battles in Aden come after the United Nations truce was violated within hours of its implementation. The truce, which was supposed to start last Friday, was designed to last a week, buying time to bring humanitarian aid to Yemeni citizens caught up in the fighting.

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Violent clashes took place between the Yemeni army supported by Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists and Houthi militants in Aden, Saturday. Footage shows the two sides battling near Aden International airport, one day after the "liberation" of the port city was declared by Exiled Vice President Khaled Bahah from the Houthi militants.

This comes after operation "Golden arrow" was launched in Aden by loyalist forces against Houthi militia, who entered the port city of Aden in March, forcing then President Abedrabbu Mansour Hadi into exile in Saudi Arabia. Aden remains one of the strategic cities in the Yemeni conflict.

The battles in Aden come after the United Nations truce was violated within hours of its implementation. The truce, which was supposed to start last Friday, was designed to last a week, buying time to bring humanitarian aid to Yemeni citizens caught up in the fighting.