UAE Forces Pull out of “Important” sites in Aden, Replaced by Saudi Forces
In a move that does not exceed the exchange the roles between the occupation forces, occupying UAE forces handed over sites to their Saudi counterparts, which they described as important in Aden, southern Yemen. These sites includs the Aden International Airport, justifying that with facilitating the implementation of a political agreement between Hadi government and the Transitional Council.
The UAE has withdrawn its troops from the Anad air base in Lahj, as well as from the Aden airport and the oil port of the Aden refinery, and handed over its sites to Saudi forces, as well as other Sudanese forces, according to AFP supporters.
AFP explained that Saudi elements entered the airport on Monday, after the Emiratis left Sunday, in the framework of an agreement that the security belt forces of the UAE occupation responsibility for security under the supervision of Saudi forces as a first stage. The sources of the coalition of aggression said yesterday that units of the Saudi forces included the headquarters of the coalition forces of aggression in Yemen in the region of Buraigah in the province of Aden, to the island of Socotra Yemen or to the airport of Rayyan in the province of Hadhramout, according to the same sources.
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.