Coalition sends anti-terror squad to Aden after suicide attacks
The UAE and Saudi Arabia-led coalition has sent a specialist anti-terrorist force to bolster Aden after attacks targeted the country’s internationally recognised government, security chiefs said.
The deployment comes as Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Tuesday it was up to Yemen’s Houthi rebels and their allies to bring an end to the war in Yemen.
While the coalition fighting to defeat the Houthi rebels and their allies have made significant gains in recent weeks, the suicide attacks against the hotel housing the prime minister and the base of the Emirates Red Crescent, have shaken the city. The attacks killed 15 coalition soldiers, including four Emiratis, and were claimed by a group claiming to be an ISIL affiliate.
“The coalition sent anti-terrorist forces to Aden two days ago,” said Mohammed Mosaed, an official in the city’s security office. He said the Gulf teams would train Yemeni resistance fighters and help monitor terrorist groups threatening to attack the city. Details