A secret meeting was held in Shabwah province between officials of British intelligences and the Saudi-backed exiled Hadi government.
According to sources familiar with the matter, advisor Awad Mohammed bin al-Wazir al-Awlaki received on Monday a delegation of British intelligence in the city of Nisab in Shabwah.
Some local media revealed that the British delegation met with al-Awlaki in disguise, under the banner of a humanitarian organisation.
The sources said that al-Awlaki agreed with the British intelligence services a deal to provide them with protection in the province under the pretext that they are economists hired to manage his business group.
The reports on further British intervention in southern Yemen come atop earlier mentions of British military interference in the area.