Black Friday for Yemenis , Saudi Arabia in southern Yemen
Fierce clashes broke out between the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi’s forces on Friday with the Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s paid fighters backed by the UAE in Abyan province, sources said.
The sources in the province said that heavy fighting was going between the two sides around Shaqra coastal city. Tanks and Katyusha rockets were used in the clashes around the city.
Six paid fighters of the so-called of the Southern Transitional Council backed by the UAE were killed the suicide attack in Yemen’s southern province of Aden, according to sources . A suicide bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in a paid fighters’ patrol in Dar Sa’ad district.
Saudi-backed exiled Hadi’s forces also mobilized large troops to prepare to attack the Southern Transitional Council(STC)’s paid fighters backed by the UAE in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, a sources said. More than 150 military vehicles with various military units moved to attack the STC and retake over Zinjibar city.The operation came to response to the UAE airstrikes on the forces of Hadi in Aden province that killed and injured dozens.
Paid fighters of the so-called Southern Transitional Council backed by the UAE raided dozens of houses of Saudi-backed exiled Had’s forces leaders in Abyan and Lahj province.Dozens of the paid fighters, including leaders, were arrested also during the operation in Zinjibar district. The arrested men were accused of taking part in creating security chaos and looting in the two provinces.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.