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Fri - 26 Jun 2020 - 06:53 PM ،،،

 The aircraft of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition carried out on Friday, intensive overflights over the contact zone between the pro-government Muslim Brotherhood's militias and the southern armed forces in Abyan governorate.

Observers from the Arab Coalition arrived in the province of Abyan last Wednesday to observe the comprehensive ceasefire and separation of forces.

The deployment of the observers is part of the implementation of a ceasefire between the pro-government forces and the Southern Transitional Council (STC).

The Arab Coalition stressed the importance of establishing a lasting cease-fire, return to normalcy and implementing of the Riyadh Agreement.

"The STC welcomes the call launched by the Arab Coalition for immediate cessation of hostilities in Abyan and the other southern governorates." STC spokesman, Nazar Haitham said on Monday.

He reiterated the STC's keenness to fully implement the the Riyadh Agreement, calling upon all the Southerners to exercise restraint and abide by the ceasefire called for by the Arab Coalition.

According to the Riyadh deal, the militias of the Muslim Brotherhood (Islah Party) within the Yemeni government are supposed to pull out from Shuqra and Qarn al-Kalassy cities to their previous locations in Marib governorate in the north.

On 5 November 2019, Saudi Arabia hosted indirect talks between the two sides, resulting in the power-sharing pact, officially called the “Riyadh Agreement” which also grants the STC legitimacy as a representative of the southern cause in international forums.