BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – On Saturday, the Southern Transitional Council announced that its forces have made significant progress in confrontations with the Saudi-backed Yemeni army, which is affiliated with the exiled President Abd Rubbah Mansour Hadi, in the Abyan Governorate of southern Yemen.
The spokesman for the fourth military region and the Abyan front for the forces of the Southern Transitional Council, Muhammad al-Naqib, said that his forces carried out a large attack and from several axes at the Shaqra Front (Khanfar Directorate), which lasted for approximately six hours.
He said that “since the first hours of the attack, the forces have made field progress, to be able to extend their control over sites and a large area in the sandy area towards Qarn Al-Qlassi.”
“The breach of the enemy’s coordination and fortifications, killing and injuring those in it, and destroying a number of military vehicles, including various artillery guns and vehicles, in addition to seizing other weapons and a quantity of weapons,” the STC spokesman continued.
According to the military spokesman, “the forces continued their offensive, while the enemy is trying to control its retreat by sending reinforcements.”
This large-scale advance in Abyan comes just a day after the Southern Transitional Council forces captured several areas inside the historical island of Socotra.