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Yemen bans civilians from carrying guns in capital Aden

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A picture taken on March 13, 2018 in the southern Yemeni city and government bastion of Aden shows government soldiers at the scene of an explosion from a suicide bombing claimed by the ISIS group which hit UAE-trained Yemeni troops. (AFP)
By Reuters 
  • The government is moving toward consolidating and unifying the work of the security services
  • A joint operations team will be created to facilitate the exchange of information between all security services in order to prevent crime

DUBAI: The Yemeni government issued a ban on civilians carrying arms in the interim capital Aden, Al Ekhbariya reported.

In an urgent memorandum to the Minister of Interior, Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said that his government is moving toward consolidating and unifying the work of the security services.

A joint operations team will be created to facilitate the exchange of information between all security services in order to prevent crime.

The prime minister said this was crucial to controlling security in Aden and nearby governorates, and to ensure the security, safety, cand stability of daily life for citizens.