'Saleh in talks with US, UK and UAE'

Saleh in talks with US, UK and UAE
Ali Abdullah Saleh's reps are in talks with diplomats from the United States, Britain and the UAE to help end four months of war in the impoverished country.

Sanaa - Forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, backed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, pushed the rebels and pro-Saleh troops out of most of Aden last week.



By Reuters

Published: Fri 24 Jul 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 24 Jul 2015, 7:01 PM

Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, are in talks with diplomats from the United States, Britain and the UAE to help end four months of war in the impoverished country, a member of his party said.
"There are negotiations in Cairo between the leaders of the Congress party and diplomats from the United States, Britain and the UAE in order to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Yemen and to lift the siege on the grounds that the continuation of the war and the siege serve extremist groups," Adel Shuja, a leader of the party Saleh leads, said "These negotiations have made significant progress so far."
Meanwhile, Aden's international airport, a vital aid supply artery for war-torn south Yemen, came under rocket fire Thursday, a day after it reopened following nearly four months of fierce fighting.
Katyusha rockets were fired at the facility as a Saudi military plane was delivering 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid, officials said.
Three rockets hit close to the landing strip as the cargo plane, the second to land at Aden since Wednesday, was still on the tarmac, airport security chief Abdullah Qaed said.
Qaed accused Houthi rebels of attacking the plane, adding that a further volley of seven rockets struck around the airport once the aircraft had taken off again.
"These Katyusha rockets were fired by the Houthis and fighters of Ali Abdullah Saleh," Yemen's former leader, he said.
Most of the rockets struck ground around the airport, causing minimal damage, and two crashed on a nearby road, officials and residents said.
Forces loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, backed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes, pushed the rebels and pro-Saleh troops out of most of Aden last week.
Aden airport was among the first areas to be recaptured by the loyalists, who are benefiting from the support of forces trained and equipped by the coalition. - Agencies


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