YEMEN Press Agency

UAE overthrows Shabwa’s most prominent commander affiliated with Islah party

SHABWA, Aug.06 (YPA) – The United Arab Emirates on Saturday ousted the most prominent security leaders affiliated with Islah party, in the oil province of Shabwa, eastern Yemen.
According to local sources, the UAE-backed governor of Shabwa province, Awad al-Wazir issued a decision to dismiss the commander of the ” Securely Special Forces” Abd Rabbu Lakab, two weeks after he was subjected to an assassination attempt by the so-called “Shabwa Defense” near one of its checkpoints, in mid-July.
The decision to overthrow included the dismissal of several other security commander, the sources added.
The UAE appointed Ahmed Lahoul as commander of the Security Special Forces and arrested the commander of the Shabwa Defense Second Brigade.
Lakab was the commander of the battle when Islah militants taken control over the city of Ataq and expelled “Shabwani elite” from the city in August 2019,
He was appointed by the fugitive “Hadi”.