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Yemen’s warring factions bring a formal break-up ever closer

A month since the Southern Transitional Council (STC) declared a state of emergency and self-administration on 25 April, there is no sign of tensions easing with the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. This raises fresh doubts over Yemen’s long-term viability as a single state. The Hadi government has directed its troops in Abyan province to seize the towns of Shoqra and Zinjibar from UAE-supported Security Belt Units.

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