Four foreign military ships are reportedly docked at the coast of Mayon Island, the most important Yemeni island in the Bab al-Mandab Strait. These vessels have begun landing ammunition and forces whose affiliation has not been identified until now, local sources said on Thursday.
Southern Yemeni journalist Adel Al-Hasani confirmed the arrival of four military ships belonging to the Saudi-Emirati coalition landing forces on Mayon Island in the Bab al-Mandab.
اربع سفن عسكرية تابعة للتحالف السعودي الإماراتي أنزلت قوات على جزيرة ميون في باب المندب.
— عادل الحسني (@Adelalhasanii) February 3, 2021
Since the beginning of the war on Yemen, the island has hosted a UAE military base which has a diverse missile defence system.
The Bab al-Mandab Strait, the second most important sea strait in the world, has recently witnessed more military build-up, which indicates a possible creation of a new base near the western coast of Yemen.