YEMEN Press Agency

STC’s military leader survives assassination attempt in Lahj

LAHJ, April 06 (YPA) – A military leader in the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) survived on Tuesday an assassination attempt in Yemen’s southern province of Lahj, sources said.

The sources stated that the convoy of the commander of the “9th Thunderbolt Brigade”, affiliated with the STC, Faruq Al-Kaalouli, was subjected to an assassination attempt in west of the province.

According to the sources, Al-Kaalouli’s convoy was targeted in an armed clashes with unidentified gunmen on Monday, while he was returning from Bab al-Mandab.

The sources indicated that clashes erupted between Al-Kaalouli escorts and the gunmen, which led to injuring two of the attackers.