YEMEN Press Agency

UAE transfers military leaders of STC to Al-Rayyan Airport in Hadramout

HADRAMOUT, Jan. 10 (YPA) – A number of military leaders loyal to the UAE to Al-Rayyan arrived at Al-Rayyan Airport in Mukalla city, the capital of Hadramout province, eastern Yemen, local sources reported on Monday.

The sources confirmed that, during the past two days, military leaders and officers of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC), most of them from Dhalea and Yafea areas, have been transferred to Al-Rayyan Airport, which the UAE has taken as a military base since 2016, to manage the emergency military situation in the Hadramout Valley districts.

According to the sources, one of the tasks of those officers is to train the recruits of the “Hadrami Elite” militia, hundreds of whom will be recruited in the coming days.

It is likely that the UAE is heading to manage the security chaos in the province through an operations room it established at Al-Rayyan Airport, the sources added.

A meeting of the executive committee of the so-called “General Hadramout meeting” – “Hadrami Uprising”, headed by Sheikh Hussein Al-Jabri, who is funded by the UAE, announced earlier today the start of the recruitment of 25,000 fighters from the province.