Tribal forces in Hadhramaut demand expulsion of Southern Transitional Council separatists

Tribal forces in Hadhramaut demand expulsion of Southern Transitional Council separatists

Hadhramaut tribes have threatened on Saturday to expel the so-called Southern Transitional Council militia from an oil-rich plateau in the governorate.

In a statement, the Hadhramaut tribes confirmed their refusal to allow in any military forces from outside the governorate, in a clear reference to the STC militia.

The statement stressed that the tribes “will not allow the militarisation of the valley and desert districts, nor the detonation of a new series of fighting,” which is a clear message aimed against the efforts of the Emirati factions that are preparing for a battle with the Islah Party for control of the governorate.

The STC had earlier threatened to expel the Hadhramaut tribes, after they continued to refuse the deployment of its forces in the province.

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