YEMEN Press Agency

Helicopters bring back conflict between ‘Saudi and UAE’ forces in Socotra

SOCOTRA, Feb. 09 (YPA) – The military conflict between Saudi 808 duty forces  and UAE occupation forces has returned on the Yemeni island of Socotra.

The Yemeni Press Agency has learned that Saudi forces in the city of Hadibo have issued a memorandum to the UAE forces and the Khalifa Foundation demanding that the helicopter fly only after taken permission and approval of Saudi forces, starting from Tuesday.

The sources confirmed that the “Khalifa Foundation”, the military wing of the UAE intelligence in Socotra refused the order of  the commander of Saudi  808 duty forces, and took off by helicopter from the east of the city of Hadibo, the capital of the island to the  Mori region

The sources pointed out that the UAE forces that control the island mocked the leadership of the Saudi forces, threatening to expel them through the militia they brought from Dhalea and Yafa during the past two years.

UAE helicopters are scouring the Socotra archipelago extensively  and transport Israeli experts and tourists to various areas of the island to strengthen their military influence, including empty areas.

UAE helicopters have expanded their flying all over Socotra island in addition to the Islands of  Abd al Kuri and Darsah, where the Israeli navy has set up advanced naval observation posts in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden towards Bab al-Mandab and the Horn of Africa.

In June 2020, the UAE occupation  took control of Socotra island by expelling Hadi government military groups from the island in collusion with Saudi forces.