Saudi intelligence have arrested a prominent leader in the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia, in connection with the bombings of Aden airport, informed sources reported on Friday.
The sources confirmed that the Saudi forces’ command arrested a militia leader of the STC named Abdel Nasser Al-Ba`wah, known as “Abu Hammam Al-Yafei”, on Thursday, after he was summoned to its headquarters in Al-Buraiqa area.
Al-Ba`wah was accused of planning to target Hadi’s government with missiles and mortar shells upon its arrival at Aden airport, coming from Riyadh, the sources added.
The sources added that the Saudi forces ordered the detention of Al-Ba`wah inside the coalition command camp in the Al-Buraiqa area.
Already, there are intense movements among the STC leaders to try to release Al-Ba`wah, the sources said, indicating that his arrest may undermine the Riyadh Agreement between the STC and the Saudi-led factions.