Al-Qaeda launches devastating attack against southern Yemeni separatists

Al-Qaeda launches devastating attack against southern Yemeni separatists

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias suffered heavy casualties when al-Qaeda launched a new military attack in Ahwar area of Abyan province on Sunday.

Local sources confirmed that dozens of the militias, all of whom were recruits of the sons of Yafa and Abyan, including a battalion commander, were killed or wounded in the attack that targeted Wadi Eumarn and Al-Ahmar areas, east of Mudiyah district of the province.

In a related context, the “Ansar al-Sharia” website affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula published pictures of the terrorist attack launched by the organization on a security point belonging to the Security Belt Militia in Ahwar.

A statement issued by Al-Qaeda confirmed 21 members of the STC and 8 members of the organization were killed in the attack that targeted the STC on September 6, in Ahwar area.

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