YEMEN Press Agency

Islah militants launch military operation to restore Ataq

SHABWA, Aug. 17 (YPA) – Islah Party’s militants launched on Wednesday a military operation to restore Ataq city, the administrative center of Shabwa province, eastern Yemen.

This comes at a time when the United States succeeded in putting pressure on the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia to stop its advance towards its last strongholds in Shabwa and Hadramout.

The Islah militants had mobilized, during the past hours, reinforcements from Marib and Hadramout, and they succeeded in expelling “Al-Amaliqa” forces from sites on the international Al-Abr road linking Al-Wadea’ port in Hadramout and Shabwa.