Franc has begun suspicious movements in Aden, Lahj and Abyan provinces, which under the control of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militias in southern Yemen.
Media sources confirmed that the French embassy has established an information-gathering unit in the city of Aden under the banner of a so-called “incubator for young entrepreneurs” and trained a group of Yemeni youth on its intelligence activity.
Sources added that the project, which France is funding through an unofficial organization, aims to provide accurate intelligence reports to Paris, purportedly to protect its interests in Yemen.
In the same context, the French ambassador Jean-Marie Safa is conducting movements and visits accompanied by a French special force, the latest of which is to the province of Lahj under the banner of visiting humanitarian projects.
The French moves coincide with an influx of US and British forces to the governorates of Mahrah and Hadhramaut, after they established military bases there.