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>> A new frontline has opened in Yemen. A country that hardly needed one. Southern Yemenis separatist have seized the port city of Aden. And blockaded the government inside the presidential palace there. Until a few days ago the two sides were allies against the Iran Batuthis in the North.
16 people were killed in the two days of fighting, government media said. The separatists made their move after the internationally recognized president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, refused to sack his government, which they accused of corruption. Hadi's government has ruled from Aden since Hufti rebels grab the capital Sanha, three years ago.
Adding to the new divisions, now the United Arab Emirates which backs separatist, and Saudi Arabia which support the government, find themselves on opposite sides of the rift. That could cripple that joint military campaign against the Huftis. That war has killed some 10,000 people and pushed many Yemenis to the brink of famine.
The Southern Separatists group was formed last year to push for the revival of an independent Southern state. Yemen South and North have only formed one country since 1990.