Sea and airports in Aden, south of Yemen, were targeted deliberately on Saturday, by hidden parties, in an indication to the continuing efforts to disrupt the work of these vital facilities.
Aden port was out of readiness after the outbreak of “unknown source” fire in the naval crown that specialized in towing ships to the port.
Navigational sources said the boat that piloting merchant vessels known as “myun” was docked in the port and suddenly burst into flames.
The cause of fire was not known yet, but the sources confirmed it was arson.
In the same context, a private airline known as “Saif Air” revealed that it was banned from transporting passengers from Aden Airport as part of its new flights to the city.
It is not clear whether these events aimed to monopolize the control over these ports by Hadi’s entourage that for decades controlled these outlets and exploited it to their advantage, with the creation of private, parallel companies, among them airlines. Or does it come as part of efforts to prevent the transitional government who controls the city to benefit from these interests?
Aden is witnessing a conflict between several parties, locally the pro-Emirati STC and Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed backed by the Saudi ambassador, are fighting to cut the wings of Al-Eisi, Deputy Director of Hadi’s Office for Economic Affairs, with the aim of empowering Saudi and Emirati companies, which sparked a regional conflict between the two allies.