Saudi mediation to end UAE-backed rebellion in Yemeni Socotra province

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2019-10-05 | Since 4 Month

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Local sources in the province of Socotra in southern Yemen said that officers in the Saudi-led Arab coalition led mediation on Friday to end a "rebellion" carried out by the former pro-UAE police chief the day after he was fired and replaced.

The sources explained that the mediation led to give a deadline for the police director Ali Ahmed Al-Rajdhi, until Sunday, to hand over the security camp, which is controlled by separatist gunmen to Fayez Salem, the newly appointed police director by President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

According to the agreement, all points created by the UAE-backed forces will be lifted, the most important of which is at the eastern entrance of Hedibo and handed over to the "legitimate" government forces.

A local source said that the government forces "legitimate" tightened control on Friday, the city of "Hedibu", the center of the island of Socotra, hours after armed groups of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council attacked security headquarters in the city in an attempt to control.

The source added that government forces are controlling the city, after "an attempted rebellion" of the forces supported by the UAE, and an attempt the day after the decision of the Yemeni president on Thursday to dismiss Rajdhi, and the appointment of Salem Khalifa.

For his part, Mukhtar al-Rahbi, adviser to the Minister of Information in the Yemeni government, "legitimacy," that "the security services and local authority in the province of the archipelago Socotra foiled a coup attempt, after the dismissal of the former security director, one of the arms of the UAE in the province."

He explained in a series of tweets on the "Twitter", that "militias supported by the UAE tried to rebel and control the security headquarters."

On Thursday, the Yemeni president overthrew Brigadier General Ali al-Rajdhi from the local police command in Socotra because of his "cooperation with the UAE," according to a source close to the authority.


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