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Fighting in Aden: Four key questions answered

2019-08-13 09:21:34       source:The Aljazeera

August 13, 2019

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia formed a coalition made up of several Arab states aimed at combatting Houthi rebels who had, just months earlier, overthrown Yemen's internationally recognised government and seized control of the capital, Sanaa.

More than four years later, there are increasing signs that the coalition - unable to defeat the Houthis in a multi-layered war that the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis - is splintering.

In a complicated turn of events and despite technically being part of the same military alliance, fighters backed by the UAE and forces loyal to Saudi Arabia turned on each other this week in Aden, the temporary seat of the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

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