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More countries to join Arab coalition forces in Yemen

Staff Report/Sanaa
Filed on October 19, 2015 | Last updated on October 19, 2015 at 06.25 am
More countries to join Arab coalition forces in Yemen
Houthi rebels stand guard during a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa.

(AP)

Gargash says UAE's fight is against both the groups supporting a sectarian Iranian scheme and those adopting the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Saudi-led coalition's attack on Houthi rebels and forces loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen to liberate the areas close to Sanaa are afoot, said sources.

The rebels try hard to destabilise the country and weaken the security by using terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and other radical groups, but the coalition forces do understand such menace well.  

After Sudan announced the country's decision to send forces to fight the Houthi rebels, a source showed that some other Arab countries were willing to send its troops to join the coalition, especially the land forces.

Arabic daily Al Bayan reported on Sunday quoting sources at the fourth zone command in Aden that a 300-men strong Sudanese troops arrived at Al Zait port in Aden, as a first batch.

The source said the Sudanese forces will contribute to maintaining peace, and will play a role in normalising life in Aden.

Yemeni resistance forces in Aden said that leaders of the forces in Aden met with officials of the coalition forces, specifically from the UAE, aimed to begin arrangements for including more than 4,000 resistance elements in a security apparatus scheduled to be forged in Aden.

The source unveiled that 500 elements from each of the eight Aden directorates will be trained and deployed in the directorates of Aden to maintain order and security there.

Meanwhile, Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, on his twitter page on Saturday said that the role and sacrifices made by the UAE in Yemen are against both the groups supporting a sectarian Iranian scheme and those adopting the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood.

"The UAE's stand, determination of its leaders, performance of its brave armed forces and precious sacrifices offered by its citizens is a best reply to those groups," he said.

"Victory will be with us since our stand with Yemen is sublime," Gargash added.

The support given by people of the UAE to its leaders and decisions they take is as clear and glaring as the sun, Gargash tweeted.

"The Arab coalition will gain victory in Yemen, Gargash asserted.

Stability of Aden

Fear escalated recently among people of Aden that the sleeper cells perpetrate attacks and blasts so as to destabilise the governorate and unsettle security and stability of Aden.

Some sources at the people resistance forces said that a number of the forces supporting ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh have succeeded in returning to Aden under the pretext that they have businesses there.

Meanwhile, sources in the Yemeni capital have warned against the fact that the Houthi militias and pro-Saleh forces had somehow managed to arrange national ID cards in the name of citizens residing in the south of Yemen so as to help their elements to gain access to Aden. Sources added that the rebels had benefited from their control over the automatic ID Printing centre in Sanaa and issued ID card and passports in names of southern citizens in favour of their elements to get entry to Aden.

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