Home » International News » ‘No one will accept a unified Yemen’: Separatists refuse to back down on independence bid …

‘No one will accept a unified Yemen’: Separatists refuse to back down on independence bid …

Leaders in Yemen’s southern separatist movement say they are “ready” for peace talks but will not abandon demands for an independent state, after their forces seized control of Aden city, the seat of the recognised government, in clashes with loyalist forces that left dozens dead. Emirati-trained troops allied to the Southern Transitional Council last week captured army bases and the presidential palace in the strategic port city which serves as a temporary capital. They clashed with Saudi-backed troops allied to the recognised president, Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, ripping apart a Gulf coalition that was formed to fight the Houthi rebel group in the north of the country. We’ll tell you…