According to media reports, as of Wednesday, August 28, fighting has resumed between forces aligned with the internationally recognized Yemeni government and UAE-backed separatist fighters in Aden, notably around Aden International Airport (ADE). Unconfirmed reports indicate operations at the airport have been suspended until further notice.
Further fighting is possible in the city and its surrounding areas over the near term.
Yemen is engaged in an ongoing complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered into a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.
Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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