yemenmap9Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 17 January 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

At least 25 people were killed and 110 wounded in an attack on Aden airport on December 30, 2020, moments after a plane carrying newly formed Saudi-backed cabinet for government-held parts of Yemen. The Yemeni government and Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said al-Jaber were safely transferred to Aden’s presidential Maasheeq palace. The country's internationally recognized government said the Iran-backed Houthi rebels had fired missiles at the airport and Yemen’s prime minister said that the missile attack on the airport in Aden was meant “to eliminate” the country’s new government as it arrived in Aden. Houthi officials have denied any role in the attacks and have sought to blame unspecified groups in the Saudi-led coalition. The rebel leaders have not offered any evidence or answered requests for comment to back up their claims. ..Read more

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