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  • The attack has hit an airport in Yemen shortly after the arrival of the country's prime minister, members of its newly formed government and the Saudi ambassador.

  • This was the moment the attack hit as officials disembarked from their plane.

  • Dozens of people have been killed or wounded, although the ambassador and Cabinet members were reportedly evacuated safely.

  • A Reuters photographer was at the airport in the city of Aden.

  • Security source says three mortar shells hit Yeah, It's not immediately clear who was behind the attack.

  • The government officials on the plane represent a new power sharing agreement between the Yemeni president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and southern separatists.

  • The city has been plagued by violence between those two factions, but they're also the two main groups backed by Saudi Arabia's military coalition, which is itself fighting the civil war against the Houthis who aligned with Iran.

  • In related news, the United States government this week approved a new $290 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia in an effort to end the war.

The attack has hit an airport in Yemen shortly after the arrival of the country's prime minister, members of its newly formed government and the Saudi ambassador.

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Attack hits Yemen airport during leaders' arrival

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/02
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