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Drugs Control director and two guards assassinated in Aden

Unknown gunmen have murdered Brigadier Fadl Saeail, the Director of Drug Control in Aden, along with two of his guards, in an assassination carried out in Aden on Sunday. The murder comes as the latest in a long series of targeted killings that has plagued the city of Aden, which has been ravaged by infighting for years.

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SANA’A – At least three people, amongst whom the leader of the Aden narcotics brigade, were assassinated in the southern port city on Sunday, according to local sources reported by Yemen Press Agency.

Brigadier Fadl Saeail, Director of Drug Control in Aden, was assassinated together with two of his bodyguards in the Madara area of Aden, by unknown gunman driving a car. The assassins escaped immediately, according to the sources.

The killing of Director Saeail comes as the latest in a long series of assassinations of political figures, influential clerics and security forces in Aden. The southern Yemeni city has fallen into chaos in the past years, and has turned into a battleground for infighting between Emirati and Saudi forces, various mercenaries, takfiri terrorist organisations, Wahhabi street gangs and South Yemeni separatist militias.

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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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