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Fresh fighting erupts in Yemen’s Aden


Fresh fighting flared in Yemen’s southern city of Aden today after separatist forces seized government buildings in what the Prime Minister said is an attempted coup.

Aden has served as the headquarters of Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s Government since it was forced out of the capital Sanaa by Shiite rebels three years ago.

The separatists — who want the return of the independent South Yemen that existed before 1990 — supported Hadi’s forces against the rebels but tensions between the two sides have risen in recent months.

The flare-up in Aden has added yet another dimension to one of the world’s most complicated conflicts, a civil war that left thousands dead and millions on the brink of starvation.

Today sporadic clashes continued after fighting overnight in the port city, especially in its north where separatist forces tried to take control of a military camp, security sources said.

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