At least three members of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias were killed on Sunday in a roadside bomb explosion in the southern port city of Aden.
This comes as the conflict between the pro-UAE factions has intensified, as Saudi Arabia has begun measures to remove the separatists from the city.
Local sources said that an improvised explosive device exploded and targeted a military pickup vehicle belonging to Security Belt mercenary forces in Sheikh Othman district, noting that three of its members were killed.
The attack comes a day after clashes broke out between the Security Belt and the so-called Giants Brigades in Dar Saad, north of Aden.
In a statement on Sunday, the STC described the raid on the house of a battalion commander in the 10th Giants Brigade, Ali al-Badawi, as a “raid on a den of terrorists”, in a new description that reflects the extent of the differences between the two sides.
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