YEMEN Press Agency

Saudi forces hand over Socotra port to UAE

SOCOTRA, Nov. 15 (YPA) – The so-called “808th Saudi forces” have withdrawn from the port of the Yemeni Island of Socotra, local sources reported on Monday.

The Saudi forces present in Morey area and Socotra port suddenly transferred their military vehicles and handed them over to the UAE-backed militias (affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council), according to the sources.

The sources stated that the Saudi military vehicles moved from the port to recently established military sites near the airport of Hadibo city, the island’s capital, indicating that they had not left Socotra.

Saudi Arabia sent its forces to the island of Socotra in 2018, after the UAE forces took control of the island under the humanity banner through the Emirates Red Crescent and the Khalifa Foundation in 2016.