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Aden protesters demand end to Hadi regime, stage oil blockade

Once again, protests have swept across Aden, demanding the overthrow of the Hadi regime and an end to Saudi occupation of Yemen’s south. Protesters have taken to blockading main roads in the city, specifically barring access to petroleum transport through Aden.

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SANA’A – Once again, protests have broken out in the southern port city of Aden. Demonstrators took to the street demanding the overthrow of the Hadi regime and an end to Saudi occupation of southern Yemen.

The protest is the latest in a long line of demonstrations going on for several weeks already, in response to ever worsening economic conditions, rampant poverty, the plummeting value of the Yemeni riyal and constant violence by Saudi-backed terrorist armed groups, all resulting from the Saudi invasion of Yemen and the continuous occupation of much of Yemen’s south and east.

Despite the fact that Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, the Saudi-backed former president of Yemen, has barely been living in Yemen since the September 21 Revolution that overthrew his rule in 2014, the Saudis still consider him to be the “legitimate ruler” of Yemen. Hadi has spent most of the past four years under a de facto luxurious house arrest in Riyadh.

Yemen Press Agency reports that main streets of Aden have been blocked to traffic by protesters. Specifically, the demonstrators have blocked access to trucks loaded with fuel and petroleum, making exception only for deliveries to the fuel allocated to electricity production for the city. This petroleum blockade is likely intended to economically target Saudi interests, as much of Yemen’s oil is nowadays “exported” under force to Saudi Arabia.

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Protests against illegal UAE prisons rock Aden

Protests have rocked Aden, with many inhabitants demanding the immediate release of unrightfully imprisoned Yemeni citizens and the shutdown of illegal UAE-operated prisons and torture camps.

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SANA’A – Dozens of families of abducted and detained Yemeni civilians have protested on Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, demanding the immediate release of the prisoners of illegal UAE-operated prisons in the city.

The United Arab Emirates, which is a member of the Saudi-led invasion coalition that has been attacking Yemen since March 2015, maintains several prisons and torture camps across occupied southern Yemen, in which numerous Yemenis have been locked up without trial.

Eyewitnesses in Aden stated that the protesters, many of whom are mothers of detained victims, raised slogans and banners demanding an end to the torture and incarceration of the abductees.

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Yemeni army re-controls Juban district in Dhalea

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DHALEA – The Yemeni army carried out on Tuesday an offensive on the coalition-backed militants’ sites in Yemen’s southern province of Dhalea, Yemen Press Agency quoted a military official as saying.

The army forces were able to re-control Juban district after a fierce fighting which left dozens of the militants dead and many others wounded.

All the areas of the district now became under the control of the Yemeni army and popular committees, the official said.

The official indicated that the militants tired to block the main road in Naqil Juban, but were foiled by army forces.

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Yemeni artillery strikes coalition’s mercenaries in Dhalea

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DHALEA – The Artillery forces of the Yemeni army and popular committees on Saturday fired shells towards gatherings of the coalition-backed mercenaries in the Southern province of Dhalea, Yemen Press Agency quoted a military official as saying.

Dozens of mercenaries were killed and wounded in the shelling that targeted their gatherings at Naqil al-Khashaba district, the official added.

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