plunder of Lands sparks fighting in Aden

Fierce clashes broke out among the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) militias in the southern port city of Aden, local sources said on Sunday.

Local sources in the city confirmed that violent clashes broke out between militia members in al-Madarabah neighborhood of Sheikh Othman district.

The sources said that the clashes erupted over the seizure of a plot of land next to the road transport.

The phenomenon of land invasions of citizens and the state has been widespread since the coalition entered the city in the second half of 2015.

In Abyan province, Violent clashes broke out on Sunday between armed groups in southern province of Abyan, according to sources.

The sources affirmed that the clashes erupted between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias and tribal militants in the city of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province.

The sources added that the sources pointed out that erupting the clashes came after a citizen of sons of al-Maraqasha area was attacked by the STC militants, which various arms were used in the clashes.