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After an Understanding with Iran, UAE Withdraws its Troops from Southern Yemen, Saudi Forces Arrive Replacing them

October 15, 2019 

Rulers of Saudi Arabia and UAE, MBS and MBZ Saudi forces arrive in Aden after the departure of UAE forces

 

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The following news stories are from the Yemeni independent website Al-Masdar ( http://www.almasdaronline.com/category/42  ):

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Saudi military units stationed at Aden airport and oil port after UAE troops leave

October 15, 2019 ALMASDARONLINE, ١٥ ٢٠١٩

Saudi military units were stationed at Aden International Airport yesterday evening shortly after Emirati forces left the international airport east of the southern city of Aden, a military source told Al-Masdar Online.

The source said that Saudi military units did not know the number of forces took over former positions of the UAE forces at Aden International Airport and the port of Oil after the departure of the UAE forces, which had evacuated their positions at al-Anad military base located in Lahj province north of Aden, earlier in the last week.

The military source reported that the handover of the positions to the Saudi forces of the positions of the UAE forces in the city of Aden comes as part of a process of redeployment between the military forces of the Arab coalition countries in the southern cities according to an agreement that is to be officially announced in the coming days.

Last week, an Emirati ship carrying about 50 tanks and a number of cannons and soldiers left the oil port in Buraiq without specifying its next destination, but a military source told Al-Masdar Online at the time that the departing troops were likely to be assigned new missions in other parts of the south of the country.

Iranian President: UAE delegations and officials visited Iran recently and our relations are moving towards the best

October 15, 2019 ALMASDARONLINE ١٥ ٢٠١٩

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Emirati delegations and officials have recently visited Tehran, and that Iran-UAE relations are now better and moving toward further improvement.

"Relations have improved between Iran and the UAE and officials from the two countries have exchanged visits," the Iranian president said at a press conference in Tehran.

Rouhani spoke about the Yemeni file, and said that his solution will push any Iranian-Saudi dialogue forward, adding that they are ready to solve all the problems of the region through serious dialogue, especially with a country like Saudi Arabia.

Iran's ISNA news agency confirmed that an Emirati official had visited Iran in recent weeks, but did not say who was responsible or what mission it had come for.

The agency quoted an Iranian source who was informed of the arab media's reported visit to Iran by the crown prince's brother Abu Dhabi in the past 48 hours, but confirmed that an Emirati official had visited Tehran twice in recent weeks.

Middle East I said that Tahnoun bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi's crown prince brother and national security adviser, had visited Iran and had been in Tehran for two days.

The website added that the visit of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi adviser to Tehran is aimed at defusing tensions in the region.

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The following news stories are from the pro-Houthi website Yemen Extra (http://www.yemenextra.net/):

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Saudi-American War on Yemen, on Monday, October 14th, 2019

October 15, 2019

YemenExtra, M.A.

The Saudi-led coalition and its mercenaries, on Monday, continued to launch raids and bomb a number of provinces, causing material damage to public and private property.

The Saudi/UAE mercenaries in Hodeidah continued to violate the Stockholm Agreement. In Hodeidah, US-Saudi forces prevented the entry of a relief convoy under UN auspices to Addurayhimi besieged city in conjunction with the intensive flight of warplanes.

US-Saudi mercenaries targeted several areas of Al-Hale district. The mercenaries targeted intensively Bait Al-Fakih district with machineguns. In Hajjah, US-Saudi aggression launched 11 raids on Abs and Haradh districts.

In Saada, the US-backed coalition launched 3 raids on Majz district.

Yemeni Armed Forces spokesman stated that Saudi-led coalition launched more than 30 raids on a number of governorates, mostly Saada and borderlines.

UAE Forces Pull out of Important sites in Aden, Replaced by Saudi Forces

October 15, 2019

YemenExtra, Y.A

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 worlds worst humanitarian disaster.

New batch of Sudanese mercenaries arrived in Aden

October 14, 2019

YemenExtra, Y.A

A new batch of Sudanese mercenaries, including Saudi officers arrived in the southern port City of Aden on Sunday, media sources reported.

According to press sources, the Sudanese force that arrived in Aden is estimated at 100 soldiers.

The sources added that the mercenary soldiers were transported on four buses towards the headquarters of the Coalition of Aggression in the city of Briga district.

Sudan has been participating with more than 10,000 mercenaries in the forces of the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen since March 2015.

Hundreds of mercenaries were killed on the frontlines of the fighting at the hands of Yemeni army and popular committees.

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 worlds worst humanitarian disaster.

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