Fierce infighting between Hadi loyalists and UAE-backed separatists hits occupied Abyan

Fierce infighting between Hadi loyalists and UAE-backed separatists hits occupied Abyan

Fierce fighting has broken out between UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias and forces loyal to Hadi’s government in southern Yemen’s Abyan province, local sources reported on Friday .

At these moment of reporting, the Lauder district was witnessing clashes between Islah militants and members of the UAE’s Security Belt mercenaries.

According to the sources, a group of Islah militants were advancing towards Lawdar Hospital, while other armed groups were attacking the Security Belt headquarters, trying to seize it.

The sources explained that artillery and mortars were used to attack the Security Belt building.

The sources confirmed that clashes left two soldiers dead.

On Thursday, the UAE-backed militias organised protests that roamed the streets of Lawdar district demanding that Islah and Hadi forces leave the directorate.

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