A Yemeni military source on the island revealed the details of the battle that took place in Aden, southern Yemen, which led to the control of the security belt forces and the forces of the so-called Southern Transitional Council supported by the United Arab Emirates on the city.
The source said that the coup and control of the city was prepared and planned between the UAE and the rebels, and that the Saudi force requested some coordinates, but did nothing, as he put it.
He added that Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi met with Saudi officials and informed them of the seriousness of the situation at the time, pointing out that the leaders of the Giants Brigades and military leaders were sent days before the battle for the pilgrimage in order to neutralize them.
The source said that his military forces took control of the battle for three days, prompting the UAE to intervene and support the rebels with 400 armored vehicles.He stressed that the UAE provided the rebels with all kinds of support, adding that on the third day of fighting some units collapsed and others withstood and we asked them to withdraw.
The Yemeni military source told Al-Jazeera that Saudi Arabia promised President Hadi to support and intervene to stop the rebels' actions, but did not do, pointing out that the Saudi military force under the presidential palace in Aden remained spectators as requested.
He said a Saudi delegation had met with Yemeni Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maisari, who had asked for a ceasefire without a response, and that a Saudi force had moved the interior and transport ministers to Aden airport.
Following the Aden coup, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz met with Yemeni President Hadi, as well as Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, who stressed that the UAE and Saudi Arabia stand together in the same trench in the face of forces that threaten the security of the countries of the region, and they agree to demand the conflicting Yemeni parties to prevail The language of dialogue and reason and the interest of Yemen.
Violent clashes have erupted since Wednesday in Aden between UAE-backed separatists and forces loyal to internationally recognized Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, although they have been fighting in the Saudi-UAE alliance against Houthi rebels since 2015.
The security belt, which has influence in the south of Yemen and is fighting the Houthis in government forces, is backed by the UAE.
The Yemeni government has accused the Southern Transitional Council and the UAE of bearing the "consequences of the coup" in Aden, calling on Abu Dhabi to immediately stop its financial and military support for the separatists.