Britain Begins Transferring its Forces from Europe and America to Yemen
The United Kingdom began last week, plans to resettle its forces deployed in Europe and America on the eastern banks of the coast of Yemen overlooking the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. This reflects part of the British ambitions in this strategic region, which has become crowded by many international powers.
Earlier this week, a warship crossed the Suez Canal on its way to the Gulf of Aden to secure the passage of British forces withdrawing from Canada and Poland to the Arabian Sea.
The passage of the barge, which will organize large British forces, deployed in this region, coincided with the revealing of the British newspaper, The Telegraph, on British plans to redeploy British forces in the west to the Arabian Sea.
The newspaper expected that British Defense Minister Ben Wallace would reveal later this week his country’s plan to redeploy in the Gulf.
The British movement comes at a time when local sources on Abd al Kuri Island, one of the second most important Yemeni islands after Socotra, revealed that Britain had begun establishing a military base on the island. This indicates that Britain, which has military bases in the Sultanate of Oman and deploys units in the neighboring Yemeni province of AlMahrah, is seeking to tighten control over this strategic area, which is witnessing a regional and international race as a result of what it represents on the maritime navigation line around the world, starting with the war led by Saudi Arabia 7 years ago, and through the resettlement of US forces withdrawing from Afghanistan, which portends an international conflict there.
It is noteworthy that Britain had anticipated its spread, which it justified by pursuing the perpetrators of the attacks on Israeli ships in the Arabian Sea, landing special units in Al-Mahrah and installing spy devices on fiber-optic cables that connect Yemen with the world from the coasts of AlMahrah, according to what was mentioned earlier by a member of Sana’a delegation, Abdul-Malik Al-Ajri… These changes in the scene reveal the increasing size of the British role in Saudi war on Yemen.