UAE confirms Aden air strikes on 'terrorist militias'

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The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting 'terrorist militias' after the government ...

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates has confirmed launching air strikes on Yemen's interim capital Aden targeting"terrorist militias" after the government there announced the raids hit its troops.

"The military operation against the terrorist militias was based on confirmed field intelligence that the militias prepared to target the coalition forces - a development which required a preemptive operation to avert any military threat," it said. Abu Dhabi has trained and supported secessionists who seek an independent southern Yemen, despite being a key pillar in the coalition backing the government against the Huthi rebels.

 

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