Separatists vacate key offices in Aden

Separatists vacate  key offices in Aden

Aden - Preparations were also under way for a pullout by the fighters from the interior ministry and the Aden oil refinery.



By AFP

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 11:37 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 1:40 AM

Southern separatists on Saturday vacated key public buildings in Yemen's second city Aden that they had seized from unionist forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, his information minister said.
The supporters of the separatist Southern Transitional Council pulled out of the headquarters of Hadi's government, the Supreme Court and the Central Bank as well as Aden's main hospital, Muammar Al Iryani said on Twitter.
Hadi's government has refused to enter talks with the separatists until they withdraw from the positions they seized in deadly fighting last week.
Al Iryani said preparations were also under way for a pullout by the fighters from the interior ministry and the Aden oil refinery.
The start of the withdrawal had been announced by the Saudi-led military coalition which has been backing Hadi's government against northern-based Houthi rebels since 2015.


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