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Two UAE-backed fighters dead in Yemen clashes
2019-08-09
[DAWN] Two members of an Emirati-backed force in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
were killed on Wednesday in festivities with pro-government fighters in the southern city of Aden, security officials said.

They said the fighting broke out after the funerals of police personnel killed last week in the government-held port city.

"Two members of the Security Belt force were killed" in Wednesday’s fighting, a security official said.

The official gave no details, but tensions have often run high in Aden between the Security Belt and forces backing the Aden-based government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

The fighting broke out close to the presidential palace in central Aden, where two attacks last Thursday against the Security Belt force and police potted 49 people and maimed 48.

One attack was carried out by a jihadist jacket wallah, while the other was claimed by Iran-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels.

Related:
Security Belt: 2019-08-07 U.N. Accuses Yemeni Forces of Attacks against Northerners
Security Belt: 2018-03-24 UAE-backed militia deports Yemenis from southern Yemen
Security Belt: 2017-11-15 6 die in Aden bombing attacks
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