Popular anger rises as occupation forces launch raids across Aden

Popular anger rises as occupation forces launch raids across Aden

A campaign of raiding dozens of houses in the city of Aden, southern Yemen, by a security force affiliated with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) aroused widespread resentment among the residents, local sources said Wednesday.

The sources reported that members of the so-called “Security Belt” forces raided a number of citizens’ homes in Dar Saad district, under the pretext of searching for explosive materials, a few hours after an attack targeting a security belt patrol in the same district.

The STC armed factions stormed the house of the former Defense Minister, Abdullah Ali Aliwa, early today in Aden city, and arrested his son and a number of his grandchildren.

These factions did not explain the motives for storming the house of Aliwa, a prominent military man belongs to Shabwah province.

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