STC forces arrest dozens linked to terror in Yemen

STC forces arrest dozens linked to terror in Yemen

Aden - An STC security source said dozens of "terrorists and outlaws" had been rounded up.



By Reuters

Published: Sat 31 Aug 2019, 11:56 PM

Last updated: Sun 1 Sep 2019, 2:07 AM

Southern Yemeni separatists said they arrested dozens of militants in Aden after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's forces withdrew from the port city on Saturday.
After the pull-out, forces of the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) arrested "scores" of militants for terrorism, STC officials and witnesses said.
On Saturday, an edgy calm returned to Aden but separatists were patrolling the streets and seen carrying out more arrests across the city.
An STC security source said dozens of "terrorists and outlaws" had been rounded up.
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed six separatist forces on the outskirts of Aden on Friday in an attack claimed by Daesh militants.
Last week, the UAE, which has a zero tolerance policy towards terrorism, launched a military operation against the terrorist militias. It was based on confirmed field intelligence that the militias prepared to target the coalition forces - a development which required a preemptive operation to avert any military threat.
The strikes against the Arab coalition were launched by armed groups affiliated with terrorist organisations. These armed groups attacked the Arab coalition at Aden Airport, causing two injuries to the coalition forces.
(With inputs from Wam)


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