Members of a UAE-backed militia stop cars on a street during clashes in Aden, Yemen [Fawaz Salman/Reuters]
Fighting between Yemeni government forces and separatists in the southern port city of Aden has continued for a third consecutive day, with reports of at least 20 people killed.
The violence in the seat of Yemen‘s internationally-recognised government threatens to open a new front in the country’s devastating war, exposing a rift in a Saudi-led military alliance that has been battling the Houthi rebel movement since 2015.
At least five civilians were among the dead and dozens were wounded in Friday’s violence, according to doctors and security officials who spoke to news agencies and other reporters on the condition of anonymity.
Much of the fighting between