FORUM

May 3 2021

Rising tensions between UAE and Saudi backed forces in Yemen

Following the escalation of disputes between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over control and distribution of power on Socotra island, as well as the return of Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, chairman of the Southern Transitional Council to Aden, an Emirati plane transported a number of field commanders and opponents of Saudi Arabia to Aden. On the flight, Nabil al-Moshaweshi, commander of the Southern Forces Support Brigade and former commander of Hizam al-Amni forces, Abu Zara’a al-Muharrami, commander of the Amaliqah forces, Qasim Tahir, former defense minister of the southern government, and several other separatist and pro-UAE commanders arrived in Aden. In this …