YEMEN Press Agency

“Shabwani elite force” controls Ataq city in Shabwa without resistance

SHABWA, Dec. 13 (YPA) – The so-called Shabwani elite force affiliated with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council on Friday controlled Ataq city, the capital of Shabwa province, sources reported.

The control of Ataq city occurred without any resistance from Hadi’s forces and Islah Party militants, the sources added.

The sources indicated that the return of the Shabwani elite to Ataq came under the Saudi-Emirati coordination, and amid warnings of a renewal military conflict in the city.