Leaders of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s leaders are besieging the Saudi forces present in the Saudi-led coalition camp in Aden city, southern Yemen.
Military leaders loyal to the STC on Tuesday called on the recruits in their various factions to join the second phase of the escalation against the Saudi forces in Aden by holding a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the coalition forces in Al-Buraiqa area, west of Aden.
The southern military leaders put at the forefront of their demands the departure of Moein Abdul-Malik, head of the pro-coalition government, amid accusations to him and several leaders of plundering local revenues in the southern provinces.
Military and political observers believe that the STC’s call for a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Saudi forces in Aden comes in response to the arrest of the STC’s President, Aidarous al-Zubaidi, in Riyadh since the beginning of last October.
This comes in light of the Saudi Arabia’s intention to hand over the city of Aden to the forces of “Tariq Afash” in an exchange deal with the UAE to control the city of Ma’rib, which is under the control of the Islah Party militants loyal to Saudi Arabia, and to end their presence in Taiz.