UAE-affiliated elements attack Hadi forces in southern Yemen
[AlMasdar] Armed elements affiliated with the UAE in southern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
attacked forces of the ousted president Hadi.

Armed elements affiliated with the UAE in southern Yemen attacked forces of the ousted president Hadi who were going towards the eastern Yemeni province of Marib.

According to sources familiar with the matter armed elements affiliated with the so-called "Southern Transitional Council"
...the STC is the UAE-backed faction based in Aden. It includes the governors of five southern governorates and several former government ministers, and wants to revert to the two-Yemens situation that existed until the 1990 unification under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. There is also a Saudi-backed faction, headed by Saleh’s successor Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and allied with Yemen’s Islah party (the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen), to which the STC used to be allied, but that ended in 2019. In traditional Arab fashion, they seem to spend as much time fighting each other as they do fighting the Houthis...
attacked a convoy of military vehicles belonging to ousted president Hadi government forces in the al-Mahfadh region in Abin province.

According to the sources, Hadi troops were moving towards Marib province, where they are fighting the advancing Yemeni Army forces and popular committees.
...ie. the Houthis, supported by Iran...
In the attack, three members of the Hadi forces were maimed and taken to Ataq Hospital in the center of Shabwa, and the rest of the forces continued their way towards Mairib.

The advances of the Yemeni army and popular committees towards the strategic city of Marib in eastern Yemen in recent days have caused fear among the ousted government and the Saudi-American coalition.
Posted by: trailing wife 2021-02-20