Video: Ansarullah Rejects Claims Pro-Hadi Militants Took Aden

Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:01:46

Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a member of Ansarullah movement’s political bureau, rejected reports circulated through some media outlets claiming that forces loyal to fugitive former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi have captured Aden, Al-Alam News Network reports.

Mohammed al-Bukhaiti said that pro-Hadi militants have not been able to take complete control of the strategic Southern Yemeni port city, which is situated 346 kilometers (214 miles) South of the capital, Sana’a, despite Saudi Arabia’s incessant airstrikes to help them gain the upper hand over Ansarullah fighters.

Bukhaiti further said that heavy clashes between fighters from his group and militants over the control of Aden are in full swing.

The senior Ansarullah official went on to say that key positions in Aden are still being controlled by Yemeni army troopers and fighters from allied Popular Committees, adding that they are pushing ahead to drive pro-Hadi gunmen out of Aden.

Bukhaiti also said Saudi Arabia has reaped nothing from its deadly aerial campaign against Yemen, and has instead suffered huge losses.

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