Over 150 mercenaries led by high-ranking officer defect from UAE forces to National Salvation Government of Yemen

Over 150 mercenaries led by high-ranking officer defect from UAE forces to National Salvation Government of Yemen

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) occupation forces and their militias have received a new military blow on Yemen’s west coast.

Informed local sources confirmed that Yahya Erik, Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 6th Battalion of the so-called Guards of the Republic, led by  Tariq Saleh and funded by the UAE occupation, has defected along with over 150 of his military personal to join the Yemeni army in Hodeidah province.

The entire battalion announced their return to the ranks of the of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees, along with all their personal military equipment.

They returned to the side if the National Salvation Government after the malicious facts and intentions of the Saudi-led aggression countries and their mercenaries in Yemen in general and in the west coast in particular were revealed to them.

The commander and his soldiers were received and welcomed by the Hodeidah governor, intelligence officials of the Fifth Military Region and naval forces.

Governor of Hodeidah, Mohammad Ayyash Quhim, praised the role of the revolutionary and political leadership, and its keenness to issue a general amnesty and accommodate those who wish to return home, by coordinating with the General Intelligence Division without any obstacles.

He also called on all the collaborators who are still working in the ranks of the aggression to cooperate with the Yemeni army and Popular Committees by handing over their military sites and weapons “for the sake of nation and religion, against the invaders and mercenaries.”

In 2020 alone, the National Salvation Government in Sana’a has already welcomed thousands of soldiers and mercenaries who defected from the invading coalition’s side and joined the ranks of the National Salvation Government of Yemen.

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