ABYAN, Feb. 14 (YPA) – Local sources said that the UAE-backed ” Southern Transitional Council” (STC) Friday morning bombed positions of Hadi forces in Shaqra area in Abyan province in southern Yemen.
“A number of mortar shells landed on various parts of the gatherings of Hadi and Islah” soldiers in Qarrn al-Kalasi area of Shaqra district, the sources added.
Yemen’s occupied provinces are experiencing unprecedented tension souring between STC forces on the one hand and Hadi’s government forces on the other, after the Riyadh agreement failed to be implemented that led Hadi’s prime minister to leave Aden to Riyadh.
On Monday, the STC military leaders held an emergency meeting to discuss possible military options against the so-called “legitimate” forces in Abyan province.
Military observers believe that Abyan province will be the arena in which the transitional will blow up the clashes to expel Hadi forces from the various southern provinces, after the General Assembly of the STC pledged at the end of its third session to expel what it called “Muslim Brotherhood” from the rest of the southern provinces.