The Saudi-led coalition has pushed Sudanese and Egyptian forces to Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen, in conjunction with the escalating tension between Hadi’s government authorities and the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the province, Yemen Press Agency reported.
A ship carrying large military equipment and joint Sudanese-Egyptian forces has arrived at the port of Mukalla, in addition to another force of Al-Amaliqa Brigades currently being transported from Aden in preparation for deployment in the oil plateau of Hadhramaut, according to sources in Mukalla.
The ongoing mobilisation by the coalition comes along with the STC inauguration of the second step of the so-called “Hadhramaut Uprising” with the aim of taking over strategic points in the first military region that are currently being held by Hadi loyalists.
The head of the STC Popular Escalation Committee, Hassan al-Jabri, identified that the Al-Roudoud points in Ghail Ben Yameen will be used as a gathering area during the inauguration process expected to take place later today.
Despite the Saudi-led coalition officially claiming to support the exiled Hadi government when they launched their invasion of Yemen in 2015, in reality Hadi loyalists and Islah Party militants have been violently pushed away from key positions in areas occupied by the UAE and even Saudi Arabia, with their positions often being filled by South Yemeni separatists with Emirati backing.