A high-ranking military commander loyal to the Saudi-backed government forces was killed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan, southern media reported
According to the media, Mohammed Saleh Al-Aqili, commander of the 153rd Brigade, was killed in confrontations between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias and Hadi loyalist forces in Zinjibar city.
Local sources confirmed that the commander was killed during a failed attack launched by Hadi forces against the STC’s positions in the Al-Tarya front near the city of Zinjibar.
Al-Aqili was one of the most prominent military commanders of the coalition forces in the so-called Bayhan Axis, in Shabwah province.
He was transferred a few days ago with all members of his brigade to fight in Abyan province.
His death is considered a severe blow and big loss to the invading coalition forces and their mercenaries.
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