ADEN (Debriefer)--The United Arab Emirates have recruited tens of Yemeni mercenaries and sent them to fight against the internationally recognised government of Libya, Yemeni security sources said Sunday.
The recruits were trained in a military base in Lahj province and the UAE military base in the Eritrran city of Assab, the sources told Aljazeera.
The internationally recognised government of Yemen knew about knew about that but did not take action, they added.
The UAE has been supporting the forces of the Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar since 2015.
On Saturday, Libyan activists said the UAE recruited the Yemeni mercenaries in collaboration with the Russian Wagner Group.
The first group of the Yemeni fighters was transferred to the city of Sirte, despite a ceasefire between the warring parties in Libya and efforts to disarm the city, according to the activists.