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.