UAE troops 'forced out' of airport in Aden
Yemeni authorities allegedly responded to the decision by shutting down Aden International Airport which had been heavily guarded by the UAE forces before their retreat.
Reports suggest a sudden influx of disgruntled local fighters forced their way into the airport, driving the soldiers out.
But local news site Aden Times has rejected the reports, claiming UAE military vehicles were moved to make way for planned renovation works at the damaged site.
The Saudi-led coalition launched an aerial campaign targeting Houthi rebels in March last year. An estimated 6,000 people have been killed during the conflict that has been described as "the worst humanitarian crisis" by UN officials.