UAE-backed forces close down presidential palace in Aden

UAE-backed forces close down presidential palace in Aden

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) closed on Monday the gate of Ma’ashiq Palace, which the government and the “Leadership Council” loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in Aden city take as their headquarters, in protest at the worsening of services in the city.

According to human rights sources in the city, the STC pushed hundreds of protesters today in front of the Ma’ashiq Palace in the Crater area to denounce the city’s catastrophic situation and lack of the most basic necessities of life, which has been under coalition faction control since the second half of 2015.

The demonstrators requested that the coalition and its affiliated government provide drinkable water, electricity, and sanitation, as well as reduce the city’s security disarray.

The sources accused the STC of blocking the palace gate with angry protests, in conjunction with news of the return of Rashad Al-Alimi, president of the leadership council, and prime minister, Moeen Abdul-Malik, to Aden in the coming days.

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