UAE-backed separatists reinforce troops in Aden

UAE-backed separatists reinforce troops in Aden

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia of pushed on Saturday military reinforcements to the city of Aden, south of Yemen.

Local sources confirmed that the militia of the so-called First Brigade of Support, led by Abu al-Yamamah al-Yafi’i”, deployed at the northern gate of the city in an attempt to confront Tariq Afash forces which sent under Saudi directives from Al-Anad base in Lahj.

The sources indicated that Saudi Arabia would plan to overthrow the STC after coordination with the UAE, and handing over the role in Aden to “Tariq Afash” after the annexation of Bab al-Mandab and Mayon Island.

This came after Tariq Afash’s forces took control of the most important coastal areas in Mudaraba and Ras al-Ara overlooking Bab al-Mandab, west of Lahj.

Tariq Afash attracted thousands of people from Al-Sabiha, Ras Al-Ara, Radfan and Abyan to his camps in Mocha, to control Aden and the rest of the southern provinces with the support and funding of Saudi Arabia.