16 March 2015 Monday

Yemeni Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi on Monday visited a civilian airport, a military camp and a military airport in Aden in his first official activity since his arrival to the southern city eight days ago.

According to their official website, al-Subaihi had also met generals at a military camp and toured Aden’s Badr military airport.

Al-Subaihi met with military leaders in the city and called for stepped-up measures to protect Aden’s public facilities, the website noted.

The defense minister arrived in Aden on March 8 after fleeing capital Sanaa, where he had been put under house arrest by the Shiite Houthi group.

President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who likewise fled to Aden last month, has since been trying to strengthen his grip on power.

The Houthis have remained in control of Sanaa since last September. In February of this year, they issued a constitutional declaration dissolving Yemen’s elected parliament and establishing a national assembly.

Yemen has remained in turmoil since 2011.

Source: World Bulletin.

Link: http://www.worldbulletin.net/todays-news/156659/yemen-defense-chief-resumes-work-from-aden.