UAE-backed separatists kill prisoner of war taken in Abyan

UAE-backed separatists kill prisoner of war taken in Abyan

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The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias have killed a prisoner of war who was taken captive during the attack on the their position on Tuesday in Abyan province, southern Yemen.

Media sources said officers from the Security B…

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias have killed a prisoner of war who was taken captive during the attack on the their position on Tuesday in Abyan province, southern Yemen.

Media sources said officers from the Security Belt Forces had eliminated the only prisoner of the militants, who launched the attack on the checkpoint of the STC in Ahwar district, east of Abyan.

The slain prisoner is a Saudi national, according to the sources.

The same sources stressed that the murder of the prisoner was deliberate and it was not excluded that the perpetrators were Salafist elements included in the Security Belt Forces, and loyal to al-Qaeda.

This killing of this prisoner was aimed aimed at burying and covering up the planners and financiers of the attack against the UAE-backed militias, which left 21 dead, including the commander of the “anti-terrorism battalion”. In addition, six militants of Al-Qaeda were killed during the attack.

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