Explosions Follow Saudi-Backed Yemeni Government To Aden’s Presidential Palace

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On December 30 afternoon, a large blast was heard near Aden’s Presidential Palace, which hosts the Prime Minister and all 24 members of the newly-formed Saudi-backed Yemeni government.

Government members were moved to the palace earlier today after an attack on Aden Airport. Several projectiles struck the airport shortly after a plane carrying the ministers arrived from Saudi Arabia.

The explosions in Aden Airport left 22 people dead, according to a number of Yemeni sources. More than 50 others were reportedly injured.

The explosion near Aden’s Presidential Palace was apparently the result of a follow-up attack. The UAE-based al-Arabiya TV said the explosion was caused by the successful interception of an armed drone that was heading to attack the palace. No human losses were reported.

The characteristics of today’s attacks in Aden suggest that the Houthis, Ansar Allah, were the perpetrators. However, the Yemeni group denied responsibility for the rocket strike on the airport.

“The confused statements of the mercenary government of Riyadh about the explosions in Aden Airport are questionable,” Dhaifallah al-Shami, Minister of Information in the pro-Houthi Sanaa-based Salvation Government, said on Twitter. “ It is an attempt to cover up their crimes against civilians and to settle the inter-accounts of mercenary parties.”

The new Yemeni government was formed in the framework of the 2019 Riyadh agreement that put an end to a heated crisis between pro-Saudi parities and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.

The attacks in Aden will likely enflame the already tense situation in Yemen. Fierce battles between the Houthis and Saudi-backed forces are still taking place on several fronts.

Explosions Follow Saudi-Backed Yemeni Government To Aden’s Presidential Palace

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  • On December 29, Ansar Allah attacked positions of Saudi-led forces in Jabal Murad and reportedly captured Ahdhan Mountain.
  • The Liaison and Coordination Officers’ Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 150 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours.
  • On December 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on Sanaa Airport.
  • On December 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Zaher area.
  • On December 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Kitaf area.
  • On December 30, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces were reported near the Labanat base.

Despite the UN-backed peace efforts, the war in Yemen appears to be far from over. The intra-Yemeni peace talks, which saw some progress last year, are yet to bear any fruit.

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Cromwell

Thats the way to do it,time those US bases in Iraq and Syria had a dose of that.

farbat

seems to have been quite the inside job

Arch Bungle

Yes. Everything was struck except the target. They could have taken out the entire plane on the runway but they decided to trim the hedges instead.

The Houthi are not known for missing their targets.

I’m going to bet this is mossad …

farbat

they didnt struck the targets you say but atleast half of them are dead in the attack on the palace the airport was just to take out all the security at one place and make them flee towards the palace and inside the palace they were struck again and instantly 14 of the 24 people died the others are injured it seems

Arch Bungle

Still, this kind of collateral damage is not the Houthi style. Saudi, Israeli, yes – they’re known for mass civilian casualties and blatant disregard for civilian life.

Arch Bungle

Also – The UAE likely has the best motive here.

Just Me

The Ansarallah and their Yemeni military allies are now operating from inside Aden which will fall soon anyway. The Houthis will start a new offensive soon.

farbat

14 or so of the fake government are dead

farbat

half of the whole crew seems to be sinking the other half already sunk XD

Assad must stay

fuck this saudi led govt

Just Me

Looks like the Saudi installed puppet regime is starting with a bang.

Assad must stay

hhahahaha

Jens Holm

26 seemes to be killed according danish textTV.

The Houtis seemes also as if they dont like Red Cross. 1 is killed and 3 wounded.

Arch Bungle

it wasn’t the Houthi. Go squirt your propaganda somewhere else.

Pave Way IV

So Hadi is still president then (from his luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi)? I get that the ‘new government’ guys are the chimpanzees appointed by the Saudis to run their soft occupation of Yemen. The Houthis will have them strung up in the main plaza soon enough. I want to see the Houthis get their hands on Hadi, himself. When is that cowardly bastard coming back, or has he already?

Ashok Varma

It is certainly not presumptuous to suggest that this quisling Saudi backed government in dementia is not on to an auspicious start.