YEMEN Press Agency

UAE occupation expels STC militia from Workers Island in Aden

ADEN, Feb. 08 (YPA) – The UAE occupation forces on Tuesday expelled the “Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia from Workers’ Island  in  Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.

Local sources in the city said that the “STC” militia on Workers’ Island, led by Samd Sanah, left the island, which they had controlled since 2016, under Emirati directions, without specifying their new location.

The sources confirmed that the UAE replaced militia leader Sanah with a militia from the “security belt” led by Jalal al-Rubaie.

This came after violent clashes on last Sunday between the STC militia khormaksar area, which left nearly seven people dead and wounded, including civilians.

The UAE-backed militia  used with various types of light and medium weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, which prevented two aircraft from landing at Aden airport, one of which belonged to the United Nations.