The leader of the Southern Resistance, Adel Al-Hasani, said the UAE has delivered the new shipment of weapons and missiles to the STC through Salafist leader, Nizar Al-Wajeeh Al-Yafei, commander of the 4th Al-Amaleqah Brigade.
Al-Hasani posted pictures of the weapons on Twitter, explaining that they had already entered the battlefield during the recent confrontations in Abyan governorate.
Violent clashes have erupted between the UAE-backed STC and the pro-government forces on several fronts in Abyan governorate which resulted in dozens of dead and wounded on both sides.
Yemeni political sources said the formation of a government has become more complicated after the outbreak of armed confrontations.
Al-Quds Al-Arabi quoted a political source saying: “The outbreak of clashes in the Shakra area of Abyan governorate is a strong indication that the formation of a new government with the participation of the STC would collapse.”
Last July, the Saudi-led coalition announced a mechanism to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement, signed between the Yemeni government and the STC and which provides for the formation of a government of equal participation between the north and south.