A senior commander of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militia in Abyan province has been killed on Wednesday near Zinjibar city, the provincial capital, local sources reported.
According to the sources, Abdulrahman al-Shanini, staff officer of the so-called Security Belt, was killed along with three of his escorts.
The sources pointed out that violent confrontations took place a short time ago between the STC militias and Hadi forces, during which the latter managed to control Al-Tariqa camp, which is one of the STC largest camps in Abyan.
A commander of the STC militia called Abood al-Yafei, along with 17 militiamen, were killed and 42 others captured, as well as several military vehicles destroyed during the confrontations.
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