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80 Percent of UAE Troops Withdrawn from Key Military Base in Yemen

11 April 2016 15:32


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pulled out most of its forces out of a strategic military base located between Ma’rib and al-Jawf provinces, media reports said.
The UAE has withdrawn 80 percent of its troops from al-Tadavin military base located between Ma’rib and al-Jawf provinces in the Northern parts of Yemen, the Arabic service of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted an unnamed informed source as saying on Monday.

The source also said that the UAE has also dismantled three patriot missiles launch platforms, adding that only one more missile launchpad is left there.

The UAE military servicemen have been relocated to Saudi Arabia’s al-Wadi’a border region.

The UAE army has also pulled out its military hardware from al-Tadavin military base.

In a relevant development on Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces foiled an attempt by the Saudi forces to win back a strategic military camp in Ma’rib province after losing it in December 2015.

The Saudi forces attempted to take control of Kofal military camp in Ma’rib province, but were pushed back by the Yemeni army and popular forces.

At least 40 Saudi troops were killed in the Yemeni army’s counteroffensive on Saturday.

Also on Wednesday, scores of Saudi mercenaries in Yemen were killed in an Ansarullah Rocket attack on their position in the war-hit country’s Northern province of al-Jawf, local reports said.

The rocket hit a building of the Saudi mercenaries late Tuesday and killed 70 of them. At least 100 others were injured in the attack, Yemen’s al-Masirah TV reported.

Local sources said the death toll may increase as the position was targeted while the mercenaries were distributing arms and munitions among themselves.

Also on Wednesday, the Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in Western Yemen, and seized a strategic military base near Bab al-Mandeb Strait from the Saudi-led troops.

Saudi Arabia’s Al-Shabaka military base is now in control of the Yemeni army and popular forces.

Al-Shabaka military base overlooks Bab al-Mandeb Strait which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.

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