Military reinforcements move towards Shabwa to support forces loyal to the Transitional Council in Ataq

Military reinforcements move towards Shabwa to support forces loyal to the Transitional Council in Ataq


Local residents and eyewitnesses told Al-Masdar online that military reinforcements from Aden arrived in the coastal town of Shaqra, east of Abyan province, this morning on their way to Shabwa in the southeast to support forces loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council.

According to witnesses, 32 military vehicles equipped with Dushka weapons and a military armored vehicle arrived Saturday morning in the town of Shaqra, continuing on their way to the city of Ataq to reinforce the forces of the Southern Transitional Council, which fought fierce battles with forces of the internationally recognized legitimate government.

A local source told Al-Masdar Online that this batch of military reinforcements is the second to go towards Shabwa province after the 5th Brigade logistics and support of similar forces after issuing a statement that ensured that it was ready to take part in the battles against government forces in Shabwa.

Forces loyal to the legitimate government have claimed control of the "Thamad" camp of the Shabwani elite forces in Ataq, The Oil College and a number of military checkpoints inside the city, as military reinforcements continue which threatens to ignite more widespread fighting.


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