In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fighters against Shiite rebels known as Houthis gather at the road leading to Al-Anad base near Aden in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. The capture of the Al-Anad base was a significant victory for the forces allied to Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in their battle to reverse the gains of Houthis. (AP Photo/Wael Qubady)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The UAE-backed Southern Resistance forces continued their operations against the Saudi-backed regime of ‘Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi, Wednesday, targeting another town under the control of the latter’s loyalists in southern Yemen.

According to Yemeni activists, the Southern Resistance forces managed to capture the town of ‘Ataq in the Shabwa Governorate after a short exchange of hostilities with the Hadi loyalists in the area.

As a result of this advance, the Southern Resistance forces have now taken hold of two important areas in southern Yemen.

The Southern Resistance forces previously demanded the Yemeni President reshuffle his cabinet in order to avoid hostilities; however, Hadi failed to do so, which prompted the UAE-backed forces to launch their assault in southern Yemen.

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