YEMEN Press Agency

Islah militants send military reinforcement to Ataq city in Shabwah

SHABWAH, July 7 (YPA) – Hadi forces pushed a new military reinforcements from Marib towards the city of Ataq, capital of Shabwah province in southern Yemen, local sources reported on Monday.

According to the sources, Military reinforcements, including Katyusha vehicles, BMP tanks, military pickups, ammunition tankers and troop carriers, arrived in the city of Ataq from Marib.

The reinforcements came at a time when Hadi’s government  and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) are in negotiations in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on a new settlement between the two sides under a revised version of the Riyadh agreement, amid fears of the Islah Party being sidelined.