Government forces take control of strategic "Once" camp after the Shabwa elite is forced to withdraw

Government forces take control of strategic "Once" camp after the Shabwa elite is forced to withdraw


On Saturday, government forces took control of the strategic "Murra" camp, one of the largest camps where the UAE-backed Shabwani elite forces are stationed west of Ataq city in Shabwa province in southeastern Yemen.

A military source told Al-Masdar Online that government forces today launched an attack on the strategic "Murra" camp west of Ataq and took control of it after limited clashes with the Shabwani elite forces.

The source pointed out that the clashes resulted in the injury of three members of the army, who seized military vehicles and various military equipment that was inside the camp, while 30 members of the " Shabwani elite" surrendered.

Earlier in the day, government forces took control of the southern transitional council headquarters in the provincial capital Ataq.

A local source said that government forces took control of the council headquarters after its siege since yesterday, and the surrender of 30 gunmen who were inside and have five vehicles (crews).

According to military and local sources, Anis al-Subaihi, one of the leaders of the armed groups of the transitional group that attacked Ataq city, was injured and taken out of the province for treatment.

According to the sources, government forces have taken control of the points between al-Abr area and Ataq City, while clashes are still taking place on the outskirts of the martyrs and al-Alam camps.

Controlling the points between Al-Abr and Ataq securing the international line and opening a line of supplies for government forces.

"Murra" desert Camp is the second most important military base in the southern provinces of Yemen in terms of area and fortifications after the base of "Al-Anad".

The strategic camp is located west of Ataq City and is in the middle of the oil fields of Osaylan, Al-Oqlah and Ayad, and has been controlled by the elite Shabwani forces for more than a year after it was in the hands of the forces of the 21st Brigade.


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