The United Arab Emirates (UAE) occupation troops stationed in Shabwah, southeastern Yemen, have on Thursday arrested several members of the so-called Shabwah Elite Forces on charges of “treason”.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal , based on tribal sources.
Tribal sources said they had received information from inside the Balhaf facility, which has been besieged by Islah factions for days, that UAE forces had arrested members of a battalion tasked with guarding the facility from the inside, after they had contacted the commander of the special forces in Hadi government, to ensure that they returned home for their annual vacation.
The special forces had earlier arrested 20 members of the Shabwah Elite as they left the UAE military base.
The prisoners are reportedly being held inside a sort of iron containers as a punishment, with the Emirati forces apparently using the high temperatures of the desert region as a way to torture them
The Balhaf region is in a state of tension amid the escalation between the Emiratis and the Islah factions around a natural gas facility, which produces the equivalent of 4.5 billion dollar’s worth of liquefied gas a day.