Hadi’s forces withdrew on Friday from the town of Ahwar in Abyan province, southern Yemen, local sources reported.

According to the sources, Saudi Arabia has ordered the forces loyal “Hadi” to withdraw from the city of Ahwar after a day of control, and expel the UAE’s Southern Transitional Militias

The sources explained that the so-called “special security” forces will  secure the city, while the forces of the 21st Brigade of the “Hadi” forces withdrew towards Shabwah.

It was reported that coalition aircraft targeted Hadi forces on Thursday evening with a number of air strikes, after refusing to withdraw from the city of Ahwar.