Southern Transitional Council stages an attempted coup, says Yemeni government

“What is happening in the temporary (government) capital of Aden by the Southern Transitional Council is a coup against institutions of the internationally recognized government,” the foreign ministry said. (File photo: AFP)

The Yemeni government accused the Southern Transitional Council of staging an attempted coup in Aden after their fighters took over all military camps in the southern port city, the seat of the internationally recognized government, on Saturday.

“What is happening in the temporary (government) capital of Aden by the Southern Transitional Council is a coup against institutions of the internationally recognized government,” the foreign ministry said in a Twitter post.

According to latest reports, the forces of the Transitional Council had seized the presidential palace in Aden following days of armed clashes with government forces.

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(With agencies)

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