UAE-backed mercenaries abduct tribal sheikh in Lahj province

UAE-backed mercenaries abduct tribal sheikh in Lahj province

A tribal sheikh and a military officer in the Islah party, with their companions, were kidnapped in Tur Al Baha area, west of UAE militia-held Lahj province.

Media sources confirmed that the gunmen from Al-Sabiha area kidnapped the sheikh Abdo Mohammed Al-Mikhlafi and Wajdi Fahd Hamoud Al-Mikhlafi, an officer in the Protection Forces, and a number of their companions, on Monday in Al-Baha area, while they were returning to Taiz from Aden city.

Al-Mikhlafi was assigned by one of the security leaders of Islah in Taiz, to go to Aden to resolve the dispute in the case of the killing of one of Al-Sabiha’s sons in Taiz, the sources added.

Earlier, Al-Sabiha tribes demanded those accused of killing one of their sons to be handed over in exchange for the release of Al-Mikhlafi and his companions.

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