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Armed clashes between rival militias erupt in Yemen’s Dhalea

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SANA’A – Clashes erupted between Islah party militants and others gunmen belonging to a Field l commander loyal to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s Southern province of Dhalea, Yemen Press Agency quoted a familiar source with the issue as saying on Monday.

The source said that Islah party is equipping and arming its fighters under the names of “83” brigade artillery in Marais area, military police and fourth brigade in Sadreen district.

The Islah party aims to acquire a huge quantity of weapons, and the arming process continued until the last hours of Saturday, this led to clashes between of the military forces of the 30 armored brigade led by Brigadier Abdul-Kreem Saiadi affiliated to Islah party and special forces are led by the Colonel Abdo al-Halammi, a former security director of Ibb province.

The clashes erupted on Saturday in the region of Qattaiba , and were renewed on Sunday in front of the Military establishment causing injuries

The sources noted that the clashes erupted due to the conflict between the two parties to acquire the quantities of weapons and funds handed over by the Saudi-Emirati coalition.

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Protests against illegal UAE prisons rock Aden

Protests have rocked Aden, with many inhabitants demanding the immediate release of unrightfully imprisoned Yemeni citizens and the shutdown of illegal UAE-operated prisons and torture camps.

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SANA’A – Dozens of families of abducted and detained Yemeni civilians have protested on Tuesday in the southern port city of Aden, demanding the immediate release of the prisoners of illegal UAE-operated prisons in the city.

The United Arab Emirates, which is a member of the Saudi-led invasion coalition that has been attacking Yemen since March 2015, maintains several prisons and torture camps across occupied southern Yemen, in which numerous Yemenis have been locked up without trial.

Eyewitnesses in Aden stated that the protesters, many of whom are mothers of detained victims, raised slogans and banners demanding an end to the torture and incarceration of the abductees.

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Yemeni army re-controls Juban district in Dhalea

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DHALEA – The Yemeni army carried out on Tuesday an offensive on the coalition-backed militants’ sites in Yemen’s southern province of Dhalea, Yemen Press Agency quoted a military official as saying.

The army forces were able to re-control Juban district after a fierce fighting which left dozens of the militants dead and many others wounded.

All the areas of the district now became under the control of the Yemeni army and popular committees, the official said.

The official indicated that the militants tired to block the main road in Naqil Juban, but were foiled by army forces.

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Yemeni artillery strikes coalition’s mercenaries in Dhalea

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DHALEA – The Artillery forces of the Yemeni army and popular committees on Saturday fired shells towards gatherings of the coalition-backed mercenaries in the Southern province of Dhalea, Yemen Press Agency quoted a military official as saying.

Dozens of mercenaries were killed and wounded in the shelling that targeted their gatherings at Naqil al-Khashaba district, the official added.

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