SHABWAH – The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia has on Sunday launched a fierce attack on Ataq Airport and military positions of forces of Hadi loyalists and Islah Party militants in Shabwah province, southeast of Yemen.
STC militias used high-explosive rocket-propelled grenades in the attack on the Ataq airport, in conjunction with another attack with thermal rockets on a military barracks of Hadi’s forces in Radhom district in the province, according to sources.
The STC separatist militias have recently stepped up attacks against Hadi’s forces in Shabwah, after suffering heavy casualties during battles with the former over the past month.
The UAE-backed militias are trying to recapture Shabwah, one of the most important oil regions of Yemen, in an attempt to break the blockade imposed by Saudi-funded Hadi forces and thwart their ambition to control Aden.
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