Saudi Arabia has sent fresh military reinforcements to Yemen’s southern province of Aden, which is under the control of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias, local sources said on Saturday.
According to the sources, three Saudi military transports arrived at the coalition camp in Al-Buraiqeh district, in addition to some ambulances, after arriving on Friday in the coastal area of Ahwar coming from the border crossing of al-Wadea.
On Friday, local media circulated a note from the Hadi government’s defence ministry, stating that that Saudi military transports contained military materials.
Military observers have suggested that sending Saudi reinforcements to Aden is part of the conflict with the UAE, by clamping down on Abu Dhabi’s military arm in the city, in coordination with Hadi government militants in Abyan and Lahj.
In recent days, pro-STC activists have launched a social media campaign calling for the departure of Saudi forces from Aden and Shabwah provinces.