United Arab Emirates sends new group of mercenaries to Socotra archipelago

United Arab Emirates sends new group of mercenaries to Socotra archipelago

The UAE occupation has sent new batch of its military reinforcements on Wednesday to Abd al-Kuri Island of the Socotra archipelago, the deep south of Yemen.

Sources familiar with the matter said that dozens of members of the Emirati forces arrived on helicopters at a newly developed Emirati military base on the Island, coming from Hadibo Airport.

The sources indicated that the forces began to deploy on the strategic island, accompanied by units of the “Southern Transitional Council (STC)” militia.

The UAE is about to send more military equipment and machinery to the base in Abdul Kuri, to control maritime navigation in the Indian Ocean, the sources added.

Abd al-Kuri Island is one of the most important islands located towards Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden. It contains 6 oil sectors and is administratively affiliated with Socotra, where the UAE built a military base last November under the supervision of experts from the Israeli Navy.

The Island is located 120 km from the capital of Socotra Island, with an area of 133 square km, considering the second most important island in the Socotra archipelago.

The UAE had completed the establishment of a military base in Abd al-Kuri, with direct participation with the Zionist forces, with the goal of expanding its control over the maritime navigation routes in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.

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