UAE brings 2nd military committee to Socotra Island
SOCOTRA, Nov. 21 (YPA) – The UAE had brought experts and intelligence officers to the Socotra Archipelago province, southern Yemen, local sources reported on Sunday.
The sources said that the UAE had brought in a second military committee of several Arab nationalities working to count employees and civilians on the island through the fingerprint system, which aroused great popular resentment on the island.
This came after the UAE had brought in a previous military committee to enumerate the island’s residents, amid great secrecy about any information related to this committee and the identity of its members, according to the sources.
The committee members had made a reconnaissance tour of the island, accompanied by Emirati officers and leaders of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), moving between the military sites established by the STC militias.