UAE transfers new STC forces to Socotra

The UAE has recently transferred hundreds of the Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s forces to Socotra archipelago province, southeast of Yemen, said Sheikh Hamid Za’bnout, head of Shehin sit-in committee in Mahra province, on Thursday.

This took place in conjunction with the arrival of military telecommunications equipment and the start of creating a military base in the west of the archipelago, Sheikh Za’bnout added in a tweet on Twitter.

American websites had reported the intention of the UAE and Israel to establish a military and intelligence base on Socotra Island.