At least 4 people were killed in clashes between the internationally recognized Yemeni government forces and the separatist Transitional Council forces, in the city of Aden, in the south of the country.
According to eyewitnesses, in Aden, the clashes centered in the Crater area, in the center of the city, and continued intermittently throughout the day.
The past weeks witnessed renewed clashes between the two sides.
Security sources indicated that the armored cars came quickly to the area of the clashes, and then the shooting stopped between the two sides.
The Central Bank of Yemen, the seat of the government, backed by Saudi Arabia, is located in the Crater area, which witnessed the clashes.
The Yemeni Prime Minister, Maeen Abdul-Malik, returned from Riyadh a few days ago, and is residing in the presidential palace in Crater, where several government offices are located.
“We have asked the residents to stay in their homes for the next few hours, while the anti-terror forces are clearing the area of some outlaws,” the Southern Transitional Council forces said on their Twitter page.
Later, armored vehicles were deployed in the area, according to eyewitnesses.
The Southern Transitional Council enjoys the support and backing of the UAE.
During the past months, the city witnessed demonstrations protesting the state of paralysis that it controls due to the conflict between government forces and the forces of the Transitional Council.
The two parties were allied within the Saudi-led forces, in the face of the Houthis, who have controlled, with Iranian support, the north of the country and most of the provincial capitals, since 2014.
Riyadh mediated reconciliation between the two sides, and the formation of a government jointly between them, but the repositioning of forces from both sides around the capital, which was proposed by the initiative, did not take place.
The coalition forces began their intervention in Yemen to confront the Houthis in 2015, and the conflict, which led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, continued, and the country was on the brink of a catastrophic famine.