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May 26 2021

Yemen: Who occupied the Mayyun island?

The Associated Press recently reported on the construction of an air base on Mayyun Island off the southwestern coast of Yemen, attributing the construction to the UAE. The report cites the movement of trucks and heavy engineering machinery that are building a 1.85-kilometer runway. Earlier, the Jerusalem Post also reported on January 11, 2021, that the construction of the US-Israeli base on Mayun Island had begun. The United States and Israel will occupy an important Yemeni island The latest satellite images of the construction of a base on Mayyun Island Prior to the move, the UAE had built a 5-kilometer …

Jan 12 2021

The United States and Israel will occupy an important Yemeni island

The Jerusalem Post reported on the construction of a US-Israeli military base on Mayyun (Perim) Island off the southwestern coast of Yemen and the strategic Bab al-Mandeb Strait. Mayyun (Perim) Island is a Yemeni volcanic island that divides the entrance to the Red Sea into two eastern parts called “Alexander’s Strait” with a width of 3 km and a western part called “Dact-el-Mayun” with a width of 25 km and plays a very important role in controls maritime transit in the world. Mayyun was previously controlled by the UAE, and now the United States and Israel are plotting to take …