Iran-backed Huthi rebels retake positions in south Yemen

Emirati soldiers taking part in the Saudi-led operations against Shiite Huthi rebels pictured during demining operations at the Al-Anad airbase in the southern Lahj province, 50 kilometres north of Aden, on October 5, 2015Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels have regained several positions lost in recent months across the country’s south, in a fresh push towards the Gulf-backed government’s temporary headquarters in port city Aden, military sources said Sunday. In Lahj province, which borders Aden, rebels are now positioned on a hill overlooking the strategic Al-Anad airbase, according to the sources. The base currently houses Sudanese forces from a Saudi-led coalition that has been battling rebels across Yemen since March.

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