Member of Presidency of the Southern Transitional Council and the
council spokesman Salem Thabet Al Awlaki confirmed that the council
rejects any return of northern military units to Aden and to the South in
general , adding that such move will be affronted by the free will of the
southern people and they will take it down as they did before with
alhouthi militias and Saleh's invading forces. He made it clear that the
elite and the security belt forces achieved the success that the pro-
yemeni legitimacy military divisions , security apparatus and special
forces could not make .
This confirmation is a part of the council statement on the recent words
of the Yemeni prime minister Ahmed Obeid bin Dajr concerning the
return of northern military forces to Aden , Hadhramaut and the other
southern regions .
The statement said :
There are two ways that the premier Ahmed bin Dagher see them as
one , not for political blindness but because he sees the word from his
own angle , for him , all the roads lead to Sana'a .
That's why he doesn't find that liberating Sana'a and the other yemeni
regions is a priority and has advantage on taking Aden and the other
southern regions back to the Yemen's Gate once again . Because bin
Dagher does not consider what happened in the South in 2015 as a
liberation war ,for him it's only clashes with the houthists , ignoring the
truth that alHouti was fighting by the pro Saleh yemeni army brigades .
The Southern Transitional Council strongly expresses:
1- it's rejection to any return of northern military units to Aden and to
the South in general and such move will be faced by the free will of the
southern people .
2- The elite and the security belt forces don't threaten the security but
they establish it and they made a success that the pro yemeni
government military units couldn't make , which means that targeting
these southern forces is considered as undermining counter-terrorism
efforts and offering support for terrorists .
3- The legitimate government should stop such provocative statements
and giving the government a chance to review its performance doesn't
mean accepting these provocations . Whoever wants to impose
something it would be better to impose it on the coupists in Sana'a and
not in the South which is enough qualified for protecting gains of the
southern Hirak and Resistance .
4- Highly valued the distinctive roles of the elite and the security belt
forces in establishing security and fighting terror. they are always
faithful to the dignity of the South and its people and to all the martyrs
of the southern Hirak and Resistance .