UAE-backed mercenary camp attacked by unknown assailants

UAE-backed mercenary camp attacked by unknown assailants

Unknown gunmen have launched an attack on Sunday, targeting a military parade of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias in al-Anad military base, the coalition’s largest military base in Lahj, southern Yemen.

Activists on social media circulated pictures of dozens of dead and wounded being taken to hospitals outside the base.

There are conflicting reports about whether the attack was carried out by drones or by rocket shelling.

The attack came at a time when the province, located near the Bab al-Mandab Strait, is experiencing tension between several parties within the Hadi puppet government.

The Islah Party, Yemeni branch of Muslim Brotherhood,  is pushing for the separation of coastal directorates in Sabiha and to provide a supply line for its forces in Taiz countryside, while the UAE-backed STC militia, seeks to strengthen its grip on the province ahead of arrangements to appoint a new governor there.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far.