Arab special forces deploy in Yemen's Aden-local militia leader

ADEN (Reuters) - Between 40-50 Arab special forces soldiers arrived in Aden on Sunday and deployed alongside local fighters against the Houthi militia, a spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance said. The forces were engaged in fighting in the area around Aden airport, spokesman Ali al-Ahmed said. The Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis has denied reports it has started a ground offensive in Aden but has refused comment on the possibility of special forces being involved. (Reporting By Mohammed Mukhashaf in Aden; Writing by Angus McDowall; Editing by Angus MacSwan)