At least three killed in mercenary infighting in Hadhramaut

At least three killed in mercenary infighting in Hadhramaut

At least three people, including an officer, were killed and five others were injured in armed clashes in Wadi Hadhramaut, eastern Yemen, local sources said

According to the sources, clashes broke out between Islah militants and rival gunmen in the city of Seiyun, leaving an officer and a soldier dead and five others wounded. The sources explained that all causalities fell in the ranks of the Islah militants.

Moreover, a civilian named Abdulaziz Al-Qathmi was killed and two of his relatives were injured in an armed attack targeting their gathering near Qidoun Stadium in Dawan District.

The motives behind these attacks were not known, but their timing indicates that these areas, which age still under control of Islah militants, may witness a new phase of confrontation between the mercenary factions, especially since the recent attacks come mere days after the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) reached an arrangement with local tribes, and recent demonstrations in Seiyun.

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