STC backed by UAE has cut off on Saturday Islah line and detained the military enhancements that pushed by coalition to Marib amid fears of backlash that each side may use to pounce on the other.
Transitional factions in Yafeh arrested the most prominent leaders of the factions loyal to coalition in Al-zaher area in the neighboring Al-Baidha province, and tribal sources said that armed men from the security belt in AlJala’a point (Behr) intercepted the leader of the so-called “resistance” in Al-Homikan in Al-Baidha, Abdul-Rahman Al-Homikani, and prisoned him.
Al-Homikani is considered one of the most prominent leaders of al-Qaeda that based in the area of Al-Zahir, adjacent to Yafah, a stronghold after Sana’a forces succeeded in expelling them, from their main stronghold in Qifah, during a previous operation.
Although the security belt in Yafeh had previously confiscated arms shipments that the coalition sent from Aden to Al-Homikani several times earlier, before Saudi pressure forced him to release it, the timing of the detention of Al-Homikani, who was on his way to Aden at the request of the coalition indicates to STC concerns that Saudi Arabia would bomb the situation, which one of its conditions was to open Yafeh front towards Al-Baidha, for a new battle against STC and as part of pressure efforts, to expel its factions from Aden to hand over the city to its forces stationed there.
Al-Homikani is not the first, and it is in a series of operations taking place in the southern and eastern provinces, the most recent of which is Shabwah, where local sources report that Islah forces prevented new reinforcements of Giants’ forces to deploy in the western coast of Yemen towards Marib, the party’s most prominent stronghold.
Sources reported that transport buses carrying Salafist groups belonging to Tariq Saleh, the leader of the pro-UAE factions, prevented from passing through Ataq or to be allowed to enter for refueling and forcing them to return to Abyan.
Islah factions have intensified during the past days its targeting to its opponents in the giants and the factions loyal to Emirates, whom the coalition is pushing to strengthen the party’s stronghold in Marib, whether by detaining their convoys or ambushing them in Abyan, and all these developments reflect real fears that coalition is orchestrating something in Marib to bring down the authority of “Brotherhood “similar to Aden.