Saudi Arabia deploys Islah affiliated forces to Mahrah and Hadhramaut

Saudi Arabia deploys Islah affiliated forces to Mahrah and Hadhramaut

The forces of the so-called “First Military Region”, affiliated with the Islah Party loyal to Saudi Arabia, carried out on Monday a large military deployment in Mahrah and Hadhramaut provinces, eastern Yemen.

This came before the Saudi-funded “Hadhrami” factions announced that the two provinces would be named a dependent region.

Media outlets quoted the first military region, stationed in the valley and desert districts of Hadhramaut, as saying in a statement that it had completed a deployment campaign that it started last Saturday in the provinces of Mahrah and Hadhramaut.

The deployment process included the road linking Shihen district in Mahrah with Romah district and the 315th Brigade sector in Thamud district in Hadhramaut desert.

The first military region, for which the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) is demanding its exit from Hadhramaut, justified the new campaign to secure the international line linking Hadhramaut to the eastern border with the Sultanate of Oman.