UAE-backed separatists transport large amounts of weaponry to Abyan province

UAE-backed separatists transport large amounts of weaponry to Abyan province

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) has transported large quantities of weapons and ammunition from Aden to their forces in Abyan province

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on testimony of local sources.

The large quantity of equipment was estimated at 30 containers, which were shipped to the village of Sheikh Abdullah in Zinjibar district in the centre of Abyan province, according to the sources.

Some of these weapons were piled up at al-Wahda stadium, while others went to STC positions in Khanfar district, east of Zanzibar.

The field action comes a day after the STC held a meeting headed by Aidarous al-Zubaidi on the situation in Abyan province, which appeared to pre-empt a large-scale offensive in Abyan to drive Hadi’s forces out of the directorates of Lawdar, al-Mahfad and Khanfar.

These field moves in all likelihood predict an imminent escalation in the southern province between Hadi forces and the STC militias.

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