Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Houthi Insurgents Take Control of Key District in Aden

Houthi insurgents today took control of Aden’s al-Tawahi district, one of the last strongholds of supporters of President Hadi. The district houses state institutions including a presidential palace, state security offices and the main port. The control of al-Tawahi district, despite the Saudi-led airstrikes and the involvement of the coalition-sponsored Yemeni special forces, would effectively mean that Aden has come under the insurgents’ control.  


File photo: Houthi insurgents (Mohammed Howais/AFP/Getty Images)

5 comments:

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

This probably explains why Saudi Arabia had requested the deployment of over 2,000 Senegali soldiers in Yemen's Aden, right? They probably saw this coming and wanted to prepare for a major counter-offensive.

Anonymous said...

makes you fundamentally question how effective "Saudi" Special forces truly are.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

I agree. Still, there's no reason to think that there won't be a large-scale, Saudi-led counter offensive against the Houthis in Aden.

Brig. Gen. Basrawi (IQAF.ret) said...

Saudi special forces have not been commited to the battle yet. Quote "coalition-sponsored Yemeni special forces" = Yemeni recruits trained in unconventional/guerilla warfare then formed into units.

Anonymous said...

the Houthis won't hold. Yemen will continue to be all fouled up