Islah Party militias confiscate shipment of Emirati drones

Islah Party militias confiscate shipment of Emirati drones

Islah factions have on Monday seized a shipment of UAE drone aircraft in Shabwah province, southeastern Yemen.

This was reported by Yemeni News portal, based on tribal sources.

Tribal sources said that the cargo, which includes 10 drone aircraft, was on board of locomotives coming from Al Rayyan airport in the neighbouring province of Hadhramaut.

The UAE occupation forces took Al Rayyan airport and have turned it into a military base for its forces.

According to the source, the shipment was heading to the UAE forces camp in Balhaf on the eastern coast of the oil-rich province, when they were intercepted at Najiba by the special forces of Islah.

The sources said the UAE shipment was accompanied by Saudi forces, but the latter withdrew and did not object to the decision of Islah forces to confiscate the shipment.

The incident possibly indicated that the UAE will have to pay a heavy price in the struggle to control the province, which known for its production of liquefied gas. Certain sources claim the Emiratis have their eyes set in Yemeni natural gas in order to compete with Qatar.

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