A separatist military commander in the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia was killed in Lahj province, south of Yemen, on Tuesday.
Local sources said unknown gunmen shot the commander of the so-called “Fourth Brigade of Support – the staff officer of “Yafea axis” of the STC militias, Hadar Al-Shawhti, while he was in Yafea area.
No further details about the attack were given .
This came after an armed attack targeted members of the “security belt forces” of the “STC”, which left 21 dead, including the commander of the “anti-terrorism battalion”. In addition, six militants of Al-Qaeda were killed during the attack.