SHABWA, Yemen: “Operation Decisive Sword” began early this morning (Monday) against a terrorism stronghold in the Upper Directorate of Shabwa, with the objective of expelling elements of the Al Qaida organisation.

The operation is being carried out by the Shabwan Elite Forces, backed by the UAE, under the leadership of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition.

The organisation recently suffered significant losses in Wadi Al Masini in the province of Hadramaut.