UAE-backed mercenaries in Yemen riot over lack of payment

UAE-backed mercenaries in Yemen riot over lack of payment

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias have on Sunday detained dozens of locomotives near the International Line in Abyan, in protest over the failure to pay their salaries.

Local sources said that the STC soldiers in Hassan area prevented locomotives from passing through the international line, because their salaries had been delayed for more than a year.

The sources pointed out that the recruits in some military brigades of the STC have received their salaries, while others have not.

The protesters threatened that they would close the international border completely if their salaries were not paid.

They held Aidarous al-Zubaidi, head of the STC, responsible for not paying the recruits’ salaries.

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