In the news emphasis is upon the retaking of territory especially in Abyan province from Islamic militants. However, another military operation is going on against separatists in Aden.
Aden was at
one time the capital of a separate secular state supported by the former
Soviet Union. Many southerners feel that the central government does
little for them and want to be independent again.
After a public
protest calling for succession the area of Mansoura has been
continually harassed by the military. In mid June protests were crushed
now people are so afraid of being shot if they go out on the streets
that they stay in their homes for the most part.
secessionists have held mostly peaceful protests they are attacked by
authorities almost as vigorously and violently as Islamic militants.
Yemen also faces northern Shiite separatists the Houti in the far north.
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