The so-called UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council STC began to mobilize its fighters in the cities of Dali and Lahj, and recruit many of them, in preparation for the formation of new military brigades.
Informed sources said that the head of the STC, Aidroos Al-Zubaidi, issued directives to form a new brigade in Al-Dali ‘governorate, under the name of the 15th Brigade (Thunderbolt), and appointed one of his associates, Haitham Qasim (Abu Al-Janoub), to be the commander of the brigade.
The sources added that the STC has moved the newly established battalions in the governorates of AL-Dali’ and Lahj to the governorate of Socotra Archipelago.
They clarified that the recruitment operations carried out by the STC are continuing in Lahj and Al-Dali’, with the aim of forming new brigades to transfer them to the governorate of Socotra.
The STC owns about 200 thousand fighters distributed in brigades with multiple names, supervised by the UAE, witch recruit, train and arm them in Abu Dhabi and Ras Abbas in the city of Aden.