Killed and wounded in "Transitional" forces failed attack on a checkpoint east of "Ataq" Shabwa

Killed and wounded in "Transitional" forces failed attack on a checkpoint  east of "Ataq" Shabwa


Three members of the forces of what is known as the Southern Transitional Council (STC) were killed and seven others wounded on Sunday after the legitimate government forces repelled an attack launched by the first on the Jalafuz and Tabat al-Ersal points, east of The City of Ataq, shabwa governorate, south-east Yemen.

A military source told Al-Masdar Online that the militants launched an attack at 2 p.m., after which violent clashes broke out between the two sides that lasted an hour.

Government forces were able to repel the attack, and the UAE-backed transitional forces suffered heavy casualties and losses, he said.

Three militants were killed and seven members of the transitional force were injured, the source said, adding that 25 prisoners were captured by government forces.

According to the source, the army took control of weapons and ammunition from the attacking forces, including 17 vehicles, 3 armored vehicles, as well as rocket launchers and a large quantity of ammunition, left behind by Southern Transitional forces after they fled.


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