Yemen PM returns to Aden to reestablish govt

Khaled Bahah returned on Monday to the volatile southern port city of Aden. (Al Arabiya TV)

The Yemeni prime minister and his Cabinet returned on Monday to the southern port city of Aden, months after he was targeted in a suicide bombing that forced them to leave the country.

Khaled Bahah's return is aimed at establishing a permanent government presence in Aden, officials in his office said.

Yemen has been torn by conflict since 2014, when Houthi militias allied with a former president captured large swaths of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, which they took in September that year.

In March 2015, a coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the Houthis and later, a ground operation to retake back ground from the rebels. More than 5,800 people have been killed and over 80 percent of Yemen's population is in dire need of food, water and other aid, according to the United Nations.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47