Aden Airport in Yemen closed

2015-03-25 20:19
A Yemeni soldier carries his weapon as the army blocks streets around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa during fierce clashes between the presidential guard and members of the Shiite Huthi movement. (Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

A Yemeni soldier carries his weapon as the army blocks streets around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa during fierce clashes between the presidential guard and members of the Shiite Huthi movement. (Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Aden - A Yemeni army brigade linked to Shi'ite rebels seized Aden's airport on Wednesday as anti-government fighters advanced on the southern city where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi has taken refuge, witnesses said.

They said soldiers of the 39th Armoured Brigade posted near the airport had taken control of the facility, after switching their allegiance to the rebels.

Rebels television channel Al-Massira said the army unit had "secured the airport".

Clashes later erupted near the airport between units of the brigade and armed men, witnesses said.

Paramilitary forces allied with Hadi, known as Popular Committees, had earlier withdrawn from the airport, which suspended its operations on Wednesday.

Read more on:    abd-rabbu mansour hadi  |  yemen

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.