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Saudi allies face revived opposition in the south

In the wake of the Riyadh Agreement between the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), signed on 5 November, tensions have been escalating around Aden and in Hadhramawt and Mahra provinces, further distracting from the fight by the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis. The Riyadh agreement called for the Hadi government’s return to the interim capital in Aden, although prime minister Maeen Abd Al-Malek was soon faced by military personnel protesting unpaid salaries and a resurgence of assassinations of security officials in the city.

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