At least ten of so-called Hadi’s Presidential Protection personnel assigned to guard the Palace of Al-Masheeq in Aden have been kidnapped by UAE-backed southern Transitional Council (STC) militias on Friday.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.
According to the sources, the soldiers went out on Friday in civilian clothes to roam the streets of the city, and were intercepted by security forces belonging to the STC, who took them to an unknown destination.
The fate of the recruits has not been yet known.
The kidnapping came after the deployment of Hadi’s forces in the city.
As a part of chaos in the city, clashes broke out in Sheikh Othman city between various UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias, local sources said.
According to the sources, the STC militia carried out a widespread deployment of dozens of military vehicles in most of the city’s streets, and clashes are likely to resume again in the coming hours.
The city of Aden has been experiencing widespread insecurity, assassinations and ongoing violence against citizens ever since being occupied by the invaders.