Local news

Tue - 12 May 2020 - 04:22 AM ،،،

 The southern armed forces thwarted on Monday a massive infiltration attempt of the militias of Islah party, the Yemeni arm of Muslim Brotherhood organization within Yemen's legitimacy, into Abyan’s capital Zinjibar with a view to advancing towards Aden city.

The Brotherhood's militias carried out a large military build-up with unprecedented reinforcements in Shouqra, including hundreds of fighters brought from the northern governorates of al-Jawf and Marib, along with tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment in a bid to invade the southern capital Aden.

According the military officials, fierce clashes involved heavy weapons broke out between the southern forces and the Brotherhood's militias in Qarn Al-Classi and Sheikh Salem of Abyan province.

The same sources added that a large number of Islah's fighters were killed, injured and captured in Monday's battles, in addition to inflicting heavy material losses on them, including the destruction of tanks and armored vehicles.