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  Yemen conflict: Southern separatists seize control of Aden
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News DateSunday, August 11, 2019 01:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionYemeni separatists have taken effective control of the port city of Aden after days of fighting with troops loyal to the internationally backed government.

Forces aligned with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) - which wants an independent south - said they had seized control of military camps and the presidential palace.

The opposing Saudi-led coalition said it had responded with military action.

The government itself characterised the STC's seizure of Aden as a "coup".

Coalition forces had called on the STC to withdraw from their positions in Aden or face further action. It said it launched its strike against a "threat" to the country's government
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