Clashes and deaths in Aden following the call of "Ben Brik" supporters and transitional forces to exile and overthrow of the presidential palace in "Ma’ashiq"

Clashes and deaths in Aden following the call of "Ben Brik" supporters and transitional forces to exile and overthrow of the presidential palace in "Ma’ashiq"

Hani Ben Brik, vice president of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council , on Wednesday called on his supporters and forces loyal to him to overthrow the presidential palace in Ma’ashiq.

"We declare the general mobilization of all our people and to all the southern forces to march to the Palace of Ma’ashiq," Ben Brik said in a video broadcast by a pro-council channel.

"Ben Brik" called on to drop what he described as "traitors belonging to the militia of the Reform Party “Islah”", in the Palace of Ma’ashiq.

In the video, Ben Brik accused the presidential palace guard of shooting at the funeral of “Abu Al-Yamamah and his companions, causing a number of injuries.

"From here, we declare to all the leaders of the southern resistance a general mobilization and a full readiness to stand with our defenseless people," Ben Brik said.

Meanwhile, clashes continued between pro-Southern militants and the Presidential Guard near the Ma’ashiq Palace.

Field sources told the Al-Masdar online that the clashes resulted in at least three deaths and a number of injuries in the clashes that are still going on until the time of writing 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The 1st Brigade is protected by the 1st Brigade, led by Brigadier General Sanad al-Rahwa, who is from President Hadi's hometown of Abyan province.

A government source confirmed to Al-Masdar online that there are no members of the government inside the Palace of Al- Ma’ashiq.

A military company of the Arab coalition forces has been stationed on the outskirts of the presidential palace since the city was liberated in 2015 and is led by an Emirati officer.


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