Local news

Sat - 10 Apr 2021 - 11:44 PM ،،،

 The Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) held in Aden on Saturday, its regular meeting under the chairmanship of the acting president of the STC Presidency and head of the negotiating team, Dr. Nasser Al-Khubji, in the presence of the STC's ministers in the power-sharing government and the Director of the STC Presidency's Office, Security chiefs of Aden and Lahj governorates and the commander of the Security Force Assistance Brigades.

The meeting focused on the latest security and military developments in the southern arena, in particular the recent escalation of the terrorist militias of Islah party, the Yemeni arm of Muslim Brotherhood organization within Yemen's legitimacy, in Abyan province where a number of attacks conducted against the southern forces in flagrant defiance of the Riyadh Agreement and ceasefire efforts.

The STC noted that the persistent offensives of the terrorist Brotherhood's militia against the Security Belt Forces in Ahwar district and Khubar al-Maraqesha of Khanfar district in the southwest of Abyan are meant to impose a new reality on the ground for the sake of terrorist forces and facilitate easy and safe access for them, especially to the coastal areas of Abyan.

The STC Presidency urged the Southern Armed Forces to be on high alert to face those challenges and to take the necessary measures against any hostile action.

The fighting erupted between the two sides in Abyan this week after several attacks carried out by the Brotherhood's militias on the locations under the control of the southern armed forces.