Local authority removes UAE flags from public areas in SocotraLocal authority removes UAE flags from public areas in Socotra
The local authority in the occupied Socotra Island in southern Yemen, had carried out a campaign to remove UAE flags and emblems from all institutions and replace them with the Yemeni flag.
According to residents, the local authority, along with residents began carrying out a wide campaign on Tuesday aimed at removing UAE and separatist flags, obliterating the emblems of the occupation forces and raising the Yemeni flag in all government offices in the province.
The move comes after Hadi’s forces and Islah Party militias seized all facilities on the island.
Since its presence and occupation of the island, the UAE forces and their loyal militias have been keen to raise the flags of the UAE and separatist flags on all institutions and government offices, as well as to put its emblems in many areas of Socotra.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.