Forces loyal to Hadi and the Islah Party have taken control over the city of Lauder in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan on Friday, after bloody clashes with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC).
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.
Hadi’s forces took control of the Lawdar security department and deployed in the streets and entrances of the city after the retreat of forces loyal to the STC.
During the clashes, there were several deaths and injuries on both sides. According to the sources, among the dead was the pro-STC leader Mohammed Abdullah Danba al-Damani.
The city of Lauder is currently experiencing a cautious lull amid expectations of a return to confrontations after reports of attempts by the STC militias to launch a counterattack.