UAE sending troops to reinforce militias in southern and western Yemen

UAE sending troops to reinforce militias in southern and western Yemen

The UAE began intensive moves started on Sunday in an attempt to narrow the differences between its loyal militias in southern and western Yemen, which reflects real fears of losing its base there.

Media explained that the UAE pushed militia leaders in the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the forces led by Tariq Affash, member of the Riyadh-formed “Presidential Council”, to the top of the scene to defend reports on conflicts between the two parties.

These moves come at a time when the two arch-rivals are approaching a military confrontation in light of the escalating tensions, whether with regard to the island of Mayoun or Saudi Arabia’s pushing of Tariq to take over protection duties in Aden province.

The UAE is trying to reset the relationship between its followers by pushing moderate forces, while the extremist leaders on both sides are beating the drums of war.

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