ABYAN – A military commander loyal to the Saudi army’s mercenaries has on Saturday survived an assassination attempt in Abyan province, military officials loyal to exiled Hadi’s government told Southern Media.
The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council militias carried out an ambush against commander Jahdal al-Atiqi in the east of al-Mahfad district.
The sources added that the ambush took place in a narrow area east of al-Muhafed district, confirming that Al-Atiqi survived the incident.
Al-Atiqi was heading to the city of Shaqra in order to resolve a dispute that broke out on Friday evening between soldiers from, which had resulted in several deaths and injuries.
On the other hand, separatist militias continued to push military reinforcements towards the coastal district of Shaqra in order to support their militias stationed there, in an attempt to take control of the city.