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Who are south Yemen's separatists?

Who are south Yemen's separatists?
Friday 20
0:50 2019

Fighting in south Yemen escalated dramatically last month as separatist militias seized the city of Aden from forces loyal to the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The clashes between the nominal partners in the anti-Houthi coalition, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have exposed the divergent interests of the Gulf powers as well as their Yemeni allies. The separatist fighters in Aden are loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), a political body established in Aden in 2017 that wants to restore independence in the south. The capture of Aden by secessionists has shifted ...

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Summary: The Southern Transitional Council, backed by United Arab Emirates, is leading the separatist cause in Aden.

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