Southern Yemeni separatist commander assassinated in Shabwah

Southern Yemeni separatist commander assassinated in Shabwah

A military commander affiliated with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) was killed and two of his escorts were injured in a bomb attack in Yemen’s southeastern Shabwah province.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal on Saturday, based on testimonies of local sources.

According to sources, an improvised explosive device exploded and targeted a military pickup vehicle carrying the commander of the second battalion in the first brigade of Shabwah Defense Forces, Salem Al-Jabwani, near a security checkpoint in the district of “As Said”.

Sources added that the explosion led to the death of Jabwani and the injury of two of his escorts.

The attack took place hours after nine STC forces were wounded in a similar attack in al-Mahfad district in southern Yemen’s Abyan province.

It is noteworthy that the Islah Party vowed last August, to make the governorates of Shabwah and Abyan an inferno for the STC’s forces in response to their control of the two governorates and the expulsion of Islah militants from them.