Saudi Arabia, which is leading the Arab Coalition to support the legitimacy in Yemen, pushed on Monday additional military reinforcements to the southern city of Aden, officials at the Yemen's internationally recognized government said.
According to "Arab 21" the kingdom has sent military reinforcements in its way to Aden, witnissed tensions between "legitimate" government forces and local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, following a forced eviction of citizens from northern and central provinces, the two officials said on condition of anonymity.
Pro-Emirates forces closed Thursday all land terminals between northern and southern provinces and blocked ports available for departure abroad, amid humanitarian emergencies, with southern activists and Jordanian writer stirring the killing of northerners in the south, local sources said, after two attacks had left at least 49 troops killed.
Yemen has been devastated by a five-year armed conflict between the government backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Iran-backed Houthis. The conflict erupted after the Houthis ousted the government and seized power in late 2014.
Many northern people have fled to southern regions, which were retaken from the Houthis in mid-2015, for work and refuge. After the Thursday's attacks, UAE-backed security belt forces started to arrest and deport northerners in a campaign described by observers as racist.
An eyewitness told Debriefer about two deportation processes in which the security belt forces arrested northerners of simple professions.