Forces of Islah Party loyal to Saudi-led coalition stormed on Saturday Al-Alam camp, which is controlled by the UAE-funded “Shawbani Elite” militias of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Shabwah province, eastern Yemen.
Media sources stated that fighters of the so-called “21st Brigade” of Islah stormed the Al-Alam camp during the early hours of the day, after surrounding it for more than three days.
The sources confirmed Islah forces took control of the camp after limited confrontations, during which they managed to expel the Shabwani elite members, who fled towards Abyan province.
Islah authorities in Shabwah stated that, since the Emirati forces left the Al-Alam camp, they have worked to secure the camp site, in cooperation with the Saudi forces, which have made efforts during the past days.
The UAE took control of the Al-Alam camp in 2017, which is of strategic importance as it is located near the oil fields under the control of the Islah party.