Takfiri forces have on Monday demolished one of the most prominent historic mosques in the Al-Maflahi area of Yafea’ district in Lahj province, which is controlled by the UAE-funded Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias.
Local sources reported that those elements demolished a large part of Al-Asqalani Mosque in Orib village, adding that the mosque was built hundreds of years ago.
Residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the systematic targeting of historical and archaeological Islamic monuments in the Yafea’ area, calling on the security services to arrest those elements and bring them to justice.
The Al-Asqalani Mosque in Yafea’ Al-Maflahi was built in honor of Islamic scholar Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani’s visit to Yemen in Shawwal in the year 799 of the Islamic calendar, corresponding to around the year 1398 on the Gregorian calendar.
Observers held the STC responsible for targeting Islamic and historical monuments in the southern provinces.