After taking control of Aden. "Transitional", fleeing from service and security to arrest campaigns!

After taking control of Aden. "Transitional", fleeing from service and security to arrest campaigns!

On August 10, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) took full control of Aden, the center of the internationally recognized government, but the situation showed fragility in the cohesion of the council's internal front, which put it in the face of the risk of failure with the escalation of killings and the deterioration of services in the city along with the involvement of the forces Supporters of the council in attacking the homes of opposition leaders and local activists opposed to Abu Dhabi's presence in the city.

Now, the "Southern Transition" efforts are about to restore the relationship with the local population of Aden, whose fears have begun to escalate over the arrest campaigns that have renewed the old traditional conflict in the southern regions, with the council carrying out about eight incursions into the homes of anti-council leaders from Abyan province, to which prominent leaders of the Yemeni government belong.

Not far away, the wave of assassinations resumed after the Transitional Council took control of Aden, targeting soldiers, civilians and the imam of a mosque in Sheikh Osman district north of Aden in an assassination of the 37th in which one of the imams of mosques in the city was killed along with others killed in separate incidents during the last four years.

But things are not going well to secure the gains of control of Aden last month for the Southern Transitional Council, while the incursions and arrests of opponents continue, and the incidents of insecurity the Council faces another challenge in the file of services and salaries, which appear to be a pressure sheet exercised by the government has already forced the transitional to make some concessions, but the spokesman for the Transitional Council had earlier said that the transition holds no  responsibility to pay salaries and poor services, noting that these matters are the government's prerogative.

It is clear so far that the control of Aden has lifted the responsibility of the government, as the council's control of the city has hindered the work of government institutions and the departure of government ministers and the disassociation of most government officials from their work with the escalation of arrests of employees of government agencies and the rise of the level of threat and incitement of the Council towards employees of government institutions.

Now part of the conflict is not about the government's weapons and transition, but the latter is already moving towards a complex confrontation with a list of files, and on the one hand the confrontation may extend between the local population and the Transitional Council if the latter's performance continues to deteriorate in security and services files.

All-out war and arrests

When the Southern Transitional Council took control of Aden in early August, another one-sided battle inside the city had just begun, as forces loyal to the Abu Dhabi-backed council led large-scale arrests of military, security and local leaders opposed to the council in the city, as well as storming the homes of leaders of leaders others and start massive looting in them.

However, the most serious thing that could re-widen the gap between the southern transitional council's bases in the southern provinces is that eight of the direct targeting of opposition leaders were carried out in accordance with a regional screening process and involved opposition leaders from Abyan province.

The forces of the Southern Transitional Council raided 3 sites and houses belonging to opposition leaders belonging to the directorates of Yafe’a and arrested the director of security of Rased Directorate Yasser al-Amoudi, but these operations were dealt with directly, which reminds that part of the political path of the Council is being redirected based on Abu Dhabi's interests in the establishment of the traditional regional conflict in southern Yemen to engage local forces in permanent conflicts serves Abu Dhabi's efforts to consolidate its presence and preserve its interests in the port of Aden and Socotra Island.

Three of the most prominent army commanders in Aden and Lahj belong to al-Dhalea and Radfan districts in Lahj, and although they follow the government army, the forces of the Southern Transitional Council did not add them to the list of military opponents in the city, and earlier in early August the commander of the fourth region Fadl Hassan appeared with ministers of the interior and transport during the battles with the forces of the Southern Transitional Council and after the transitional forces took control of the city appeared the pro-government military commander along with the head of the Transitional Council Aydaros Zubeidi.

The conflict between government forces and the Transitional Council, together with the latter's involvement in attacks on opposition houses in southern cities, led to the realignment of many government and transitional men from the traditional conflict zones in the south of the country, which led to the conflict taking the character of the old traditional conflict. Many military commanders in the government army from Lahj and Al-Dhalea provinces stood by the Southern Transitional Council while leaders from the security belt defected in Abyan just before the Battle of Aden and joined government forces.

Not long ago, Abu Dhabi pushed the Forces of the Southern Transitional Council to pre-empt any armed rebellions from inside the city by leaders loyal to President Hadi, against its allies, which necessitated the start of large-scale security campaigns in Dar Saad district launched by the security belt forces.

A special source told "Al-Masdar Online" that the raids on the homes of military leaders loyal to the government are carried out through the passing of misinformation by Hani Ben Brik at the behest of the UAE leadership in Aden, and this information includes accusations of military commanders harboring armed elements and storing weapon.

The source said that some security leaders in the security belt forces and others from the Southern Transitional Council reject the raids targeting the homes of some military commanders but they cannot give their opinion on this for fear that they will be personally targeted and accused of loyalty to the government.

The source continues to talk to "Al-Masdar Online", saying that Hani Ben Brik generalizes the charges of belonging to the Reform Party “Islah” to anyone who opposes the Southern Transitional Council for two reasons that he is already seeking to absent the presence of reform ”Islah”  in the city by the regional strategy that Abu Dhabi is pursuing in curbing Islamic movements and on the other hand, Ben Brik believes that the generalization of charges against opponents of belonging to Islah strengthens his efforts to create a stereotype that Abu Dhabi's agents strive to devote to link Islah to the file of violence, chaos and assassinations in the city.

According to the source, Hani Ben Brik, who is already accused of standing up and planning assassinations of clerics and resistance leaders and arresting activists and resistance fighters, seeks to occupy public opinion in Aden and the cities of southern Yemen with the file of Islah and terrorism to cover up the accusations attributed to him and the UAE leadership in Aden.

The raids and raids, according to security forces, on homes housing terrorists and weapons depots belonging to pro-Islah leaders, are an operation to cover up a hidden alternative plan aimed at eliminating opponents whom Abu Dhabi and its allies believe could lead internal armed movements against the Tarnsitional.

After losing the Battle of Shabwa (southeast) the UAE, through its allies, wants to secure the gains after August 10 in Aden and counter any advance of government forces mobilized in the town of Shaqra and Al-Orqoub mountain range, but Abu Dhabi realizes that it is not possible to wage war on the ground on behalf of the local arms she build over the past few years, however, it has appeared fragile and unable to win in recent battles, which means that it wants to move the battles out of Aden towards Abyan to take advantage of the vast expanses of Abyan to make it easier to monitor government forces on one side and to keep the confrontations away from UAE's interest.


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