UAE Forces Deploy Foreign Mercenaries in Socotra
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) forces have transferred dozens of mercenaries of foreign nationality to islands in Yemen’s Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Yemen News Portal reported on Saturday, based on the testimonies of local sources.
According to the local sources, the UAE had transferred a batch of African and Asian mercenaries to the western islands of the archipelago and had been stationed on the Island of Abd al Kuri.
The transfer of foreign mercenaries coincides with Abu Dhabi’s establishment of military bases on the islands of Abd al Kuri and Samhah, west of the Socotra archipelago province.
Another batch of mercenaries has been deployed in other sensitive areas, including the port, airport and outlets in Hadibo, the center of the Socotra archipelago province, the sources added.