YEMEN Press Agency

STC militia storms home of pro-Islah military commander in Aden

ADEN, April 01 (YPA) – Tensions between Emirati and Saudi factions have escalated in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.

According to informed sources, the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia led by Musleh al-Dharhani, the director of Dar Saad police, stormed the house of Nazih al-Uzaibi,  the head of operations of the Transport Brigade, affiliated with Islah party, and looted its contents.

The sources indicated that the leadership of the so-called Saudi-backed  “ Dera Al-Wata”  Forces seeking to appoint Al-Uzaibi as a commander in one of its brigades in the city of Aden or Abyan.

This comes after Saudi Arabia summoned the commander of the Transport Brigade, Amjad Khaled, and prominent leaders in the Presidential Protection Brigades affiliated with Islah, in preparation for their appointment as head of the brigades of the so-called “Dera Al-Watan” Forces, in Aden and Abyan, foreshadowing a round of confrontations in Aden, similar to August 2019.

It is worth mentioning that Al-Uzaibi was detained by members of the “Fifth Brigade” in Lahj, which is led by Saleh Al-Sayed, and was released from prison by a military force sent by leader Amjad Khaled, the STC’s archenemy.

Aden has been witnessing unprecedented tensions between the factions of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, in light of the latter’s insistence on excluding the Emirati factions from their main stronghold, and pushing their new factions.