The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council has on Sunday admitted that it has paid a “heavy price” in the fighting in Shabwah, although the clashes did not exceed 100 kilometers.
This came in responses to reports on the deaths of first-grade commanders in the most important brigades of the STC.
Ahmed Omar Bin Fareed, Deputy Chairman of the STC Dialogue Committee, said that “the South had paid a bill for its progress in the battles of Bayhan,” accusing those he described as Muslim Brotherhood forces of “carrying out a despicable plot,” referring to their support for the liquidation of the leaders affiliated with the STC.
بإستشهاد قائد اللواء الثالث عمالقة، مجدي الردفاني (أبو حرب)،متأثرًا بإصابته في معركة تحرير مدينة بيحان، تكون الفاتورة باهضة جدا، دفعها الجنوب بدماء وأرواح خيرة رجاله،ثمنا لمؤامرة خسيسة قامت بها عناصر الإخوان التي باعت نفسها و شبوة للشيطان.
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— أحمد عمر بن فريد (@AhmedBinFareed1) January 8, 2022
Several leaders of the Al-Amaliqa Third Brigade, who were recently summoned by the STC to confront the Muslim Brotherhood forces of the Islah Party in Shabwah, died recently in a rocket attack during a meeting chaired by General Magdi al-Radfani.
According to sources in the brigade, the brigade’s first-grade commanders were killed during the attack.