ADEN – The deputy Chairman of the so-called Southern Transitional Council, Hani Ben Brik, has been physically assaulted at a council meeting in Aden, media sources reported.
The incident took place after the President of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council, General Ahmed Saeed bin Brik, reportedly critically and sarcastically criticized the UAE at a meeting of the Council.
“You want the bitter truth? The Emirates are playing with you! They can move you when they want, and stop you whenever they need and what you do is only “Much Ado About Nothing”,” General Ahmad said.
The criticism provoked a reaction from Hani Bin Brik, who objected to the talk of General Ahmed, and there was a verbal altercation. Eventually, this prompted the General to slap to Hani Bin Brik, who was sitting beside him, in the face.
The incident clearly shows the internal conflict brewing in the southern Yemeni movement, between Emirati-backed mercenaries and dedicated independence activists.