The recent offensive position employed by the Saudi coalition in the temporary seat of power in Aden, which is now a spot that Houthi would want under its wing was a ‘purposeful action’ shared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, UAE.
The Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has now accused his old alleys in the Arab coalition of having UAE jets hit the Yemeni army and civilians in South Yemen. Hadi was trolled out of the capital of Yemen, Sana’a in 2015, after which he created a temporary seat of power in Aden. Now, Aden has become a piece of the pie that everyone wants, whether the Houthis, the terrorist groups or Hadi himself.
The ministry has been justified in the act, as an act of defense and discipline to put terrorist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda back into their place. It had come to the notice of the ministry that these groups are running active terrorist cells that had started to accelerate their activity across Yemeni territories, in a way that was starting to pose a menacing threat to the strides made by the Arab Coalition, to restore peace and harmony in Yemen.
It is therefore that Abu Dhabi has carried (limited) strikes for two days. The incident is also being looked at as an aftermath of the fighting between Yemeni government troops and southern separatists who have been attempting to seize Aden, the temporary capital, for the last few months now.
Hadi suddenly seems to be at cross purposes with all those that have been helping him outs the Houthi militia. In a confrontative mood, Hadi had indicated that government troops would retake Aden from forces loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC).
Up until now, both the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the government had been united with the Arab coalition (that includes Saudi Arabia and the UAE), in fighting the Houthis. But off late tensions between the STC and Hadi have seen quite a lot of sparks, which has led to fighting for control in Aden.
It seems that Hadi is now wanting to side with Al-Islah Party and Al-Qaeda forces more, both driven by the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology of the global caliphate. So while Hadi’s position remains vulnerable, he would rather fight STC and everyone else, if it helps his cause to remain in power, even if this means that Al-Qaeda helped him wipe out the Houthis, instead of his old friends the Saudi coalition.