Saudi Arabia reportedly forming new military units in Hadhramaut

Saudi Arabia reportedly forming new military units in Hadhramaut

Sources revealed preparations being made by the Saudi-led coalition to form new forces in Yemen’s eastern Hadhramaut province, according Yemen News Portal.

Sources said that Saudi Arabia is making arrangements to form forces affiliated with it in Seiyun district under the name of the Fifth Brigade ( Dara Alwatten) “Shield of Homeland”.

The same sources pointed out that the Saudi forces will carry out a large-scale recruitment campaign in the districts of Wadi Hadhramaut, in which they will focus on the tribes loyal to them within this brigade.

According to the sources, the aim is to counter the influence of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militia in the districts of the Hadhramaut coast, protect oil facilities, in addition to supporting the first military region loyal to the Islah Party in the face of the STC’s attempts to take over the province.

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