Yemen’s Port of Aden reopens
Two days after ordering a nationwide seaport closure, the Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthi movement in Yemen has allowed work to resume at the Port of Aden, an official there said on Wednesday.
According to news agency Reuters, an official, who declined to be named, said: “We were officially notified by the coalition this afternoon that the closure will be lifted and work will resume as normal.”
He did not give any reasons for the reopening of the port, which is located in the south of the country - though the coalition greatly controls Aden.
On Monday, the coalition said that it would temporarily close all air, land and sea ports to stem the tide of arms being sent to Houthi rebels from Iran.
The decision followed the interception of a missile launched towards the Saudi capital Riyadh, an act described by the alliance as a “dangerous escalation” by the Iran-allied Houthi militia - which controls large segments of Yemen.
The coalition has been targeting the Houthis since 2015, when they seized parts of Yemen including its capital Sana'a, obligating President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee and seek help from Saudi Arabia.
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