Local news

Sun - 13 Sep 2020 - 12:52 AM ،،،

 Suspicious movements of the pro-government Muslim Brotherhood's militias (Islah Party) have been detected by the southern army on the fronts of Abyan governorate on Saturday, said a military official.

The spokesman for the Abyan axis, Captain Muhammad al-Naqib revealed that the Brotherhood's militias brought in new batches of al-Qaeda and Daesh militants to their positions in the central sector.

He added that the Brotherhood's militias also received new military reinforcements in al-Toriya sector of Abyan's front.

It's worth mentioning that the front positions of the Brotherhood's militias in Abyan were reportedly handed over to fighters of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) after their recent withdrawal from their main stronghold of Yakla in al-Baidha governorate. 

The Brotherhood's militias launched heavy shelling on the positions of the southern forces in Abyan on Saturday night, al-Naqib said in a statement, adding that the southern armed forces decisively responded to the hostile fire and quelled it.

The new developments occurred amid calls by the Arab Coalition for strict observance of ceasefire in the province.