The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias raised the state of readiness in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, after they rejected the return of the head of the Riyadh-Formed Presidential Council Rashad Al-Alimi, Southern Medias sources reported on Monday.
The sources said that the transitional militia summoned all its members, stopped vacations and deployed dozens of militants and created checkpoints in the streets of the city, especially in the vicinity of the airport, refineries, port and headquarters of the STC.
The sources added, that the presidential storm brigades’ forces stationed at the gates of the Al-Ma’ashiq Palace had set up checkpoints on the roads leading to it.
The STC militia has erected two new checkpoints near the Saudi-led coalition camp in the city of al-Shaab in Al Buraiqeh District west of Aden, where Saudi forces are stationed, the sources said.
the security alert prompted the head of government, loyal to the coalition to arrange to leave Aden, especially after the STC openly accused him of obstructing the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, which has failed since its signing on November 5, 2019.