Clashes between mercenary forces hit Lahj province

Clashes between mercenary forces hit Lahj province

Clashes broke out again on Saturday amongst Saudi-led coalition factions in Lahj province, southern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on the testimonies of well-informed sources.

According to the sources, the clashes broke out for the second day in a row between elements of the Security Belt  loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), and others belonging to the Al-Amaliqa Second Infantry Brigade in the Al-Musaymir District.

The sources explained that the clashes broke out after disagreements between the two sides about royalties in the directorate.

Moreover, the same sources noted that the clashes resulted in the death of one of Al-Amaliqa gunmen and the injury of two others belonging to Security Belt forces.

The clashes come just days after similar clashes broke out between coalition factions in the same province, amid conflicts over the levies they demand from shops and truck drivers.