At least 10 separatists killed in Abyan clashes

At least 10 separatists killed in Abyan clashes

Several commanders loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) were killed on Friday, in an attack launched by Hadi and Islah forces in Abyan province, southern Yemen, local sources said.

According to the sources, at least 10 members of the STC militias were killed, including two high ranking military commanders, in a shelling carried out by Islah forces on the STC positions in the Sheikh Salem Front in Abyan.

Awad al-Saadi, the commander of support operations, and an officer by the name of Abdul Majid Bin Shuja’a were among the dead, the sources said.

Tensions have returned to the Abyan fronts as Riyadh negotiations between Hadi and the STC on the formation of a new puppet government have stalled.

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