In the battle for the strategic Strait in Yemen killed more than 60 people

In Yemen in fierce fighting near the important transport corridor of Bab El-Mandeb Strait between the Red sea and the Indian ocean — during the day killed at least 66 people.

It is reported by DW with reference to medical and security authorities.

«As a result avarado coalition under the leadership of Saudi Arabia and active fighting between insurgents and Pro-government forces in Yemen over the past day killed at least 66 people», — stated in the message.

It is noted that knowledge of the deaths of at least 52 militants of the Houthis and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, as well as 14 members of the Pro-government units.

Meanwhile, in the administration of the President of Egypt announced the expansion of its presence in Yemen on the side controlled by Saudi Arabia operations against the rebels.

The purpose of the foreign participation of the armed forces called «protect Egyptian and Arab national security in the Gulf of Aden, the Red sea and the Bab-El-Mandeb Strait».

Recall that a coalition of Arab States led by Saudi Arabia supports Yemen loyal to President Abd rabbu Mansour Hadi ‘s forces. They are opposed by the Houthi rebels and the military loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The situation remains unstable in Yemen after the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in 2011. In the beginning of the year, the country erupted into mass anti-government protests demanding reforms. During the year, has killed more than two thousand Yemenis. In the end, Saleh gave up power in exchange for judicial immunity. In February 2012, on the basis of early elections, the government officially moved to the 66-year-old Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

In mid-August 2014, the country began protests of the Houthis belong to the Shiite sect «Zaidi». They claimed to defend the rights of Shiites in a predominantly Sunni country. After a month of protests escalated into clashes with security forces.
Many countries have condemned the coup in Yemen and the embassies of most foreign States, including the US, UK, France and Germany, have stopped their work in this country because of fears for the lives of the diplomats.

In January 2015, the Houthis captured the capital of Yemen. They dissolved the Parliament and forced the government and President to resign.

However, on 25 January, President Hadi decided to leave. Hadi, supported by unmanned US air strikes on the bases of «al-Qaeda» in Yemen, was forced to take refuge in Aden after fleeing Sanaa.

In the battle for the strategic Strait in Yemen killed more than 60 people 22.01.2017

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