The United States of America has unofficially deployed a number of its soldiers in the Yafea district of Lahj province, southern Yemen.
This step may indicate plans to protect remaining Al-Qaeda elements that fled from Bayda province towards Yafea area, as well as to Abyan and Ma’rib provinces.
Activists circulated pictures of recruits from Yafea area who have American citizenship and previously worked in the US army during their arrival to the border area with Bayda, affirming that they returned during the past few days under the name of “defending Yafea.”
The American recruits are currently participating in the occupation of the Al-Arr mountain in Yefea.
The US Department of Defence confirmed several weeks ago that it was seeking to form new factions in Yemen loyal to Washington, under the pretext of “fighting terrorism”, noting that its support would be limited to the border guards and the coast guard.