Local news

Fri - 09 Apr 2021 - 01:35 AM ،،،

 The armed clashes resumed in Abyan governorate on Thursday night between the militias of Islah party, the Yemeni arm of Muslim Brotherhood organization within Yemen's legitimacy and the southern armed forces, military official reported.

The fighting erupted between the two sides after the failure of the efforts of the mediation committee to solve the dispute due to the intransigence of Brotherhood's militias, the spokesman for the Abyan axis, Captain Muhammad al-Naqib said in a statement.

On Tuesday, the Brotherhood's militias launched an attack on the locations under the control of the southern armed forces in Abyan in a clear and flagrant violation of the Riyadh Agreement and the ceasefire in the province, al-Naqib affirmed, adding that the attack was repulsed.

Earlier on Thursday, a meeting between the Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik and the Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman stressed the need for implementing the Riyadh Agreement in full, solving any disputes through dialogue, refusing any escalation aiming to destabilize the government-held regions.

For his part, the member of the presidency of the Southern Transitional Council (STC), Fadl al-Jaadi said that the incidents that took place in Abyan are armed clashes that meant to get things back to square one, surpass the Riyadh Agreement and the conditions for calming the situation, in addition to undermine the consensus that led to the forming of the power-sharing government.