Terrorist attack ignites widespread anger in South Yemen


Thu, 04-03-2021 09:46 PM, Aden

Aden (south24)

Two soldiers and a civilian were killed and 13 others were wounded [1] in an ambush with an explosive device targeting the leadership of the Support  Forces, one of the most important arms of the southern forces loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (STC), on Thursday noon, in Aden, the capital of South Yemen, and the headquarters of the parity government.

Security sources and a statement by the STC said that the "terrorist attack" targeted the Commander-in-Chief of the Support Forces, Brigadier General Mohsen Al-Wali, and his staff, Brigadier General Nabil Al-Mashouchi. The two men were unharmed. Activists later released videos showing them in good health.

This is the second most severe attack that shakes Aden, after the new Yemeni government targeted at last December, while it was arriving at Aden International Airport, with three autonomous missiles. The government accused the Iranian-backed Houthi militia of being behind that attack.

In response to Thursday's attack in Aden, the Transitional Council said in a condemnation statement, that "forces hostile to the choices of our people are accused of being responsible for targeting Aden, its stability, and its security leaders."

This is tantamount to a declaration that “their battle is not with the Houthi enemy and its militias, but with the south, its leadership, and its security and military forces,” added a statement published by the STC official website, through the official spokesperson, Ali Al Kathiri.

The statement did not specify the identity and nature of these parties it was referring to.