The development is a serious blow to the Saudi hopes of uniting the Hadi government and the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) in order to strengthen the fight against the rebel Shia Houthis in Yemen
The airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a house where people had gathered for a celebration led to the death of at least 11 people according to the UN humanitarian coordination office. Houthi sources said the death toll was 24
Though the Southern Transitional Council in Aden is supported by the UAE, its real legitimacy is rooted in its attempts to counter the rising Saudi interference in Yemeni politics through puppets such as the Islah party
The separatist Southern Transitional Council accused the western-backed Hadi government of neglecting the southern region and imposing collective punishments on its population
The announcement comes amidst news of the first case of COVID-19 being confirmed in Yemen, a country ravaged by more than five years of war and internal violence
The Saudi-led alliance announced the ceasefire on Wednesday. The decision comes after the UN appealed for a halt to all military hostilities worldwide in the face of COVID-19 emergency
March 26 marked the fifth anniversary of the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
Intervention by the Saudi-led coalition, which is supported by the US and others, has led to what the United Nations has called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis of the century” in Yemen
UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen called the attack, by Saudi Arabia, as shocking and unjustified
The ship is making its way across the continent, allegedly carrying weapons to be used in the civil war in Yemen.
The airstrike took place in in Jafra in the Marib province. As per reports, 10 more soldiers have been seriously injured in the attack
Since 2015, Yemen is witnessing a brutal international war with Hadi forces, backed by Saudi Arabia, the US, United Kingdom and France (international coalition), launching violent airstrikes and ground assaults against the Houthi forces