YEMEN Press Agency

STC mobilizes military reinforcements to Abyan

ABYAN, Jun. 23 (YPA) – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia on Thursday pushed military reinforcements at dawn Thursday towards Abyan Stadium in Zinjbar city of Abyan province, southern Yemen, tribal sources said.

The reinforcements included military equipment and Emirati armored vehicles, according to the sources.

Earlier, the “Security Belt” militia of the STC announced the launch of a security campaign to pursue al-Qaeda elements throughout the province.

This came weeks after the terrorist organization elements carried out several kidnappings and slaughtering of military leaders in the STC ranks within the bloody conflict between the armed factions loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in the province.

Observers believe that these reinforcements come within the framework of preparations for new battles between the STC on the one hand, and the Islah Party militia and Al-Qaeda on the other.