Islah forces launch military offensive to restore Ataq city

Islah forces launch military offensive to restore Ataq city

Islah Party’s militants launched on Wednesday a military operation to restore Ataq city, the administrative center of Shabwah province, eastern Yemen.

This comes at a time when the United States succeeded in putting pressure on the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia to stop its advance towards its last strongholds in Shabwah and Hadhramaut.

The Islah militants had mobilized, during the past hours, reinforcements from Ma’rib and Hadhramaut, and they succeeded in expelling “Al-Amaliqa” forces from sites on the international Al-Abr road linking Al-Wadea’ port in Hadhramaut and Shabwah.