Shia Houthi militiamen heading to city of Aden

SHAFAQNA – Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shia Houthi militiamen heading to city of Aden.The U.N. special envoy for Yemen warned an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday that events appear to be leading the Arab country “to the edge of civil war” and urged all parties to step back from the brink and resolve the conflict peacefully. Jamal Benomar stressed that “peaceful dialogue is the only option we have.”

Later The head of Yemen’s Shia Huthi on Sunday urged his supporters to mobilise for an anti-Islamist offensive in the south of the strife-torn country. Abdulmalik al-Huthi, in a speech broadcast by Al-Masirah television channel, also appeared to reject dialogue. He urged “the great people of Yemen” to mobilise and enrol for military training with his fighters, who in February seized control of state institutions in Sanaa after having swept down from their mountain strongholds north of the capital. “Al-Qaeda and Daesh must not be allowed to find refuge in any region” in Yemen, he said

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