Yemen’s pro-government fighters get arms shipments

Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday. Military and port officials in Aden said new heavy and medium weapons and ammunition arrived there late last month by sea to support pro-government army divisions and militias against the Shiite Houthi rebels and allied military units. The officials said tanks, artillery, missiles and armored vehicles were included in the shipment from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have been waging a U.S.-backed air campaign against the Iran-supported rebels since March. After months of fierce fighting, pro-government forces recently pushed rebels out of Aden and advanced in Taiz, Yemen’s third-largest city.



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