YEMEN Press Agency

STC militias besiege site near Ma’ashiq Palace in Aden

ADEN, Feb. 08 (YPA) – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia imposed on Tuesday a suffocating siege on a site near Ma’ashiq Palace in Crater district in the port city of Aden, which is controlled by the Saudi-led coalition.

The Yemeni Press Agency learned from its sources that elements of the so-called “anti-terrorism force” led by Shalal Shaya surrounded a site where about 6 officers from Taiz were present, adding that the officers were summoned to Aden by the president of the Riyadh-formed “Presidential Council,”  Rashad al-Alimi.

 The sources pointed out that a force loyal to Al-Alimi tried to remove the officers, but Shaya’s elements refused the force’s interference, threatening to blow up the situation without providing any other details on the names of the officers.