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Yemen officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110

Yemen officials: Blast at Aden airport kills 25, wounds 110
A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemen city of Aden on Wednesday, shortly after a plane carrying the newly formed Cabinet landed there, security officials said.

Yemen's internationally recognized government said Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired four ballistic missiles at the airport." Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates' minister of state for foreign affairs, said the attack on Aden's airport was meant to destroy the power-sharing deal between Yemen's internationally recognized government and the southern separatists.Yemen's internationally recognized government has worked mostly from self-imposed exile in Riyadh during the country's years-long civil war.The blast underscores the dangers facing Hadi's government in the port city, the scene of bloody fighting between forces of the internationally recognized government and the UAE-backed separatists.

Hadi's government and the separatists are nominal allies in Yemen's years-long civil war that pits the Saudi-led, U." The city has been the seat of Hadi's government since Houthi rebels overran the capital Sanaa in 2014.

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