YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Qaeda deploys its militants in Dhalea

DHALEA, June. 21 (YPA) – Al-Qaeda militants carried out on Tuesday a large deployment in Dhalea province, southern Yemen.

According to local sources, dozens of al-Qaeda elements spread widely this morning, in a number of areas of Al-Hussein district, Hajar area, and in the center of the city of Dhalea.

The sources said that al-Qaeda militants set up checkpoints in “Hajar” area, indicating that the deployment operations would target the militias of the Southern Transitional Council (STC).

This deployment coincided with the escalation of clashes between UAE-backed Security Belt” militants and al-Qaeda militants in the province.