Saudi-led forces recruiting more mercenaries, including children, in Abyan

Saudi-led forces recruiting more mercenaries, including children, in Abyan

The Yemeni Islah Party, which is loyal to the Saudi-led invasion coalition, has on Tuesday announced opening new recruitment drives in its camps in Abyan province, southern Yemen.

Eyewitnesses reported that dozens of conscripts stood in long lines in front of the Islah camp in the coastal city of Shoqra in Abyan province.

Most of the recruits were children and young people, the eyewitnesses said, indicating that the recruitment process came after dozens of people from the southern provinces withdrew from the Shoqra and Qarn al-Klasi camp.

The military tensions between Islah and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), which is loyal to the UAE invaders, has flared up, causing Islah forces to urgently look for reinforcements.

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