YEMEN Press Agency

Clashes leave three dead in Aden

SANAA, May 20 (YPA) – More than six gunmen, including civilians, were killed and wounded in clashes between factions loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional council  (STC) militia in the southern port city of Aden, local sources said.

According to the sources, armed clashes resumed for the third time between the residents of Alsaylah and Almahareq neighborhoods, in the Sheikh Othman area, killing three civilians and injuring three others.

The sources explained that one citizen among the dead, and four residents of Almahareq were injured.

A car belonging to a merchant was burned and dozen families left their homes due to the mercenary infighting, one of the sources said.

Earlier Tuesday, Gunmen on military pick-up vehicles have attacked a number of shops in Alsaylah neighborhood of the Sheikh Othman district

Eyewitnesses said that gunmen of the UAE-backed STC attacked a number of shops in the Alsaylah neighborhood with the aim of imposing royalties on the pretext of paying “Zakat of Ramadan.”

Some merchants refused to pay these royalties, which led to the outbreak of clashes that caused the burning of a citizen’s car and the creation of a state of panic among citizens in the Sheikh Othman district, according to the eyewitnesses.