Armed confrontations renewed Thursday between the Saudi-backed Islah factions and UAE-backed militias, in the center of Taiz governorate, southern Yemen.
Sources confirmed that the clashes broke out between members belonging to the governor of the UAE-backed and the leader of the Congress Party, Nabil Shamsan, and the gunmen of the leader of the Islah Party, Ghazwan al-Mikhlafi, in the city center.
The sources pointed out that the clashes resulted in the injury of four gunmen, indicating that the confrontations are continuing between the two parties, amid a state of fear and terror among the residents of the city.
This came, after clashes broke out between the two parties during the early hours of Thursday, following a surprise attack by Al-Mikhlafi’s gunmen targeting a new security checkpoint for Shamsan groups, which resulted in injuries and the destruction of a military vehicle in the Al-Rawdah neighborhood, and the confrontations extended to the Zaid Al-Mushki neighborhood.
The return of the clashes comes in the context of arrangements made by the UAE to impose its control over the Saudi-backed camps in the countryside of Taiz.