Defection of military units from gov't forces in Socotra

Socotra (Debriefer)
2020-04-14 | Since 3 Year

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The UAE has dealt a new painful blow to the Yemeni internationally recognized government through the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in the Governorate of Socotra Archipelago.

 5 military brigades of the 1st Marine Corps in Socotra announced today, Tuesday, their defection from the brigade and have declared their loyalty to the southern transitional council (STC) supported by the UAE, according to local sources.

The sources indicated that the defected brigades are the Tank and Air Defense Brigades, the Military Police, the 3rd Battalion, and the Nujed Brigade.

The announcement of the new defection comes a day after Socotra Governor Ramzi Mahrous confirmed the restoration of the government's Special Forces camp.

Socotra has witnessed military tension since the beginning of this week after the governor, Ramzi Mahrous, was assassinated, and transitional gunmen kidnapped the brother of the security director, Brigadier Mansour Al-Junaidi.

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