YEMEN Press Agency

Islah militants establish new camp to cut off supply line of UAE-backed militia in Mocha

LAHJ, Nov. 21 (YPA) – Saudi-backed forces “Islah militia” began to establish its second camp in Lahj province, north of Aden, southern Yemen.

According to local sources, on Saturday, Islah militants have established a camp in the Valley of “Tab” in the area of “Alqama” in the district of Al-Madaribah.

The sources noted that the militias of the so-called “Popular Mobilization forces” backed by Turkey-based  Islah leader Hammoud al-Makhlafi have begun the process of recruiting young people from villages and areas around the camp.

The sources indicated that the aim of the Islah party in establishing the camp is to cut off the supply of UAE-backed forces coming from Aden to Al-Mocha .

It is worth mentioning that the camp “Alaqba” is the second to be created by the Islah Party within a week after the establishment of a camp in the area of “Hadhram” in the district of al-Hujaryah

Observers pointed out that the haste of Islah in the establishment of camps in the provinces of Lahj and Taiz comes at request of Turkey.

This was revealed by the escalated tone of Turkish officials on the Yemeni file, which was considered by some to look forward from the Turkish side to a military presence in Bab al-Mandab.