YEMEN Press Agency

Middle East Eye: UAE military occupation force swithdraws from Yemen’s Socotra under Saudi deal

SANAA, May 18 (YPA) – The British website Middle East Eye published on Friday a report in which it said that  the UAE has withdrawn the majority of its occupations’  solders occupation from the Yemeni island of Socotra, in a deal brokered by Saudi Arabia.

“Their withdrawal came after the Saudi-backed ben Daghr authorities said the UAE had not sought permission to deploy, and considered their presence “an act of aggression”.” The web site said.

The web site added that Saudi Arabia defused a military and political row over their unwanted presence.

Three UAE planes departed on Thursday with troops and their equipment, Andalou agency reported.

Ahmed Al-Mutawakel