Aden transformed into open battleground

Aden transformed into open battleground

The city of Aden has been transformed into an open battlefield for confrontations between two major factions loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias, which has left many people dead and wounded.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.

The directorates of Dar Saad, Mansoura and Sheikh Othman have witnessed sporadic clashes, somewhat similar to guerrilla warfare, in which a number of the Security Belt forces were killed and injured

The Security Belt forces themselves accuse Aden security units of launching attacks on its forces led by Shalal Shayea.

However, local sources confirmed that the fighting is regionally motivated, pitting mercenaries from different provinces against one another.

The latest clashes are an extension of tensions that began last week, when the Saudi occupation forced the so-called Shayea faction to hand over camp al-Nasr and the vicinity of Aden International Airport to the Security Belt.

Abdullah Abdul Samad, a leader of the Democratic Rally Party, has stated that the chaos in Aden is being caused by the formation of STC factions on a regional basis.