battels flare between the Yemeni Army and the militias of UAE-backed STC in Abyan

8 August 2020
battels flare between the Yemeni Army and the militias of UAE-backed STC in Abyan
عدن نيوز – AdenNews :

The fighting between the legitimate government forces and the militias of the Sourthern Transitional Council STC (backed by the UAE), has renewed in the southern province of Abyan.

A military source said that shelling with heavy weapons took place in the areas of “Sheikh Salem” and “Al-Taryah”, reaching the eastern parts of Zunjubar, the center of the governorate.

The source explained that the battles resulted in deaths and injuries, and they were transferred to Aden hospitals, which are under the control of the Transitional Council militia, and to Shabwa, which is within the influence of the legitimate government.

According to the source, the renewed fighting occurred after the STC paid large military reinforcements to reinforce its militants on the fighting fronts in the governorate.

This comes a few days after the government and the transitional implementation of the Riyadh agreement to end the fighting in the south and share power equally between the north and south.

Last week, a mass rally took place in Abyan governorate, called by the “Southern National Coalition”, in support of the legitimate government and President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, and calling for an end to the war and the militia actions in the governorate.