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Mass protests against #US, #British, #Saudi and #UAE occupation held in #Mahrah province

A mass demonstration was held in al-Ghaydah city, the capital of #Mahrah province in eastern #Yemen, calling for British and #Americans occupation force to quickly withdraw their troops
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from the province.
Protesters also called on the international community, the #UNSecurity Council and all free people of the world to put pressure on the #Saudi occupation to force it to withdraw its forces from all areas of the province.

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The demonstration, presided by Sheikh Ali Salem al-Harizi and the leaders of the peaceful sit-in committee, as well as several tribal sheikhs of the province, on Friday confirmed the popular rejection of the occupation and the violation of #Yemen’s national sovereignty, and
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#Yemen :Peaceful sit-in protest committee in #Mahrah has on Thursday held a meeting to discuss escalatory steps to counter plans targeting the province.

During the meeting, which was attended by Sultan Mohammed Abdullah al-Afrar, chairman of the General Council of sons of
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#Mahrah and #Socotra provinces, and Sheikh Issa bin Yagout
The Committee approved that meetings with all other #Mahrah components will continue to participate in the defence of the province in the face of external ambitions and foreign occupation forces .

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Sheikh Ali Salem #alHarizi, chairman of the sit-in committee, urged all #Mahrah people to be more steadfast, patient and prepared in all possibilities, meet challenges and thwart plans that target the province.

He called on the #British government, parliament and the
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#Yemen ;#Socotra Yemeni island #UNESCO'd world heritage report three years ago..Now its much much worse.
#UAE is not only destroying Yemeni island, it is also destroying an important piece of world's biology, history and treasure
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Quote "Additional analysis and conclusions of IUCN

Despite the reported positive humanitarian developments, #IUCN notes it received reports about negative socio-economic and socio-cultural impacts, including the unaffordability of fish for the local population due to the
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high demand for export; the monopolization of tourism by non-#Socotri tour operators; and unethical practices that undermine the notion of sustainable use of natural resources. #IUCN also received reports of destruction of corals, causing significant negative impacts on the
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#YEMEN:New #UAE Security Measures to Control #Socotra
Yemeni sources have revealed new security moves by the UAE in the Yemeni Socotra Archipelago, as part of #AbuDhabi’s plot to control the strategically located island.
The sources said that the UAE established a few days
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ago a marina for #Emirati ships in the port of Olaf on the island of #Socotra.
#AbuDhabi had formed a cell of 112 people, a spy cell consisting of local informants with attractive rewards, and distributors in all the residential communities on the island, according to (YPA)
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The #Emirati authorities use humanitarian aid as a cover to perpetuate the occupation of the strategically located island of #Socotra in #Yemen.

In parallel, the sources monitored the arrival of dozens of female recruits to the airport of #Hadibo, the capital of Socotra,
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The director of #Yemen file in Al-Jazeera channel, Ahmed Al-Shalafi, wrote that the legitimate government has kept silent as the silence in the graves and it did not say anything about the presence of foreign forces on #Mayyun Island after the important
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Island became a site run by #Emirates, #Israel and #Saudi Arabia. According to information, the government’s request to visit the Island, which has become an impregnable fortress for these countries, was rejected.
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He added: The construction and works carried out by #Emirati side were designed to hold on for decades, as they are in #Socotra, #Saudi Arabia and #UAE cannot decide the status of the Island without returning to #Israel, which is interested in #Mayyun, specifically,
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#US forces arrive in #Aden.

#American forces have secretly arrived in the port city of #Aden, southern #Yemen, during the past hours.
Informed sources said that a large #US military transport plane arrived at Aden Airport at dawn Saturday.

The sources pointed out that the
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#American plane was carrying military units from the #US army of up to 300 officers and soldiers, reinforced by 12 Black Hawk planes and 30 “Harvey” armored vehicles, in addition to four Patriot air defense systems and an integrated field operations room.

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The #American forces that arrived at #Aden Airport from #Afghanistan and spent about two months on the #Yemeni island of #Socotra are scheduled to settle at Al-Anad military base, the sources added.

These #US moves come after the failure and defeats of #AlQaeda and #ISIS

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U.S. military surges bring chaos, human-rights abuses

Residents in eastern #Yemen(#Al_Mahra Governorate )see the surge of U.S. military personnel as malign and colonial in nature and worry that it will bring not only chaos and instability to their region but could also bring
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with it the infamous human rights abuses and horrific violations that took place in Afghanistan and #Iraq, where thousands of civilians were killed or tortured, some by #American troops, others by private military contractors like #Blackwater.
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Working the ‘war on terror’

Coinciding with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, security experts believe that the Biden administration is strengthening its presence in eastern #Yemen, under the pretext of fighting #terrorism and preventing the transfer of arms
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#Socotra island, #Yemen, one of the world's undiscovered wonders. Some of the plants, snails, insects, birds in this island are unique and don't exist anywhere else in the world. It has been an untouched, unpolluted, sanctuary for these plants, insects ...etc however now
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the Arab , American coalition. has put it's hands on it. They are building naval, military and air bases in this island. #UAE has uprooted many of these magnificent trees planting them in the streets of Dubai and Abu Dubai. They have also kidnapped tens of birds unique to
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this island and moved them to #UAE. Soon you will see these things in their tourists booklets bragging about how they are Emirates in the first place. Worse yet is that they are claiming that the while island is theirs. They are paying tens of thousands of dollars to the
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daniel kordan captures the peculiar dragon blood trees at #yemen's #socotra islands

landscape photographer daniel kordan has travelled to #yemen’s socotra islands to capture its astonishing nature. known as one of the planet’s most biodiverse places, the alien-like landscape
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is home to species that do not occur anywhere else in the world.
‘there’s something magical about shooting the diksam plateau at night, especially with no light pollution on the island and a breathtakingly clear atmosphere,’ said daniel kordan. ‘try to choose a week with

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no moon or with the moonrise deep in the night sky.’
#socotra is globally important for biodiversity conservation because of its exceptionally rich and distinct flora and fauna,’ said #UNESCO when adding the socotra archipelago to the world heritage list. ‘37% of socotra’s
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#YEMEN:The first images of an Emirati military base on Socotra island has been posted on social media.

Activists on social media circulated several pictures of helicopters and a maintenance team inside the base.

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a military base set up by the #UAE near the runway of #Socotra airport to the west and next to the so-called First Marine Brigade
The activists confirmed that base has a number of Egyptian and foreign experts of other nationalities who were brought in by the UAE to work for it
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Observers believe that the leaked images are part of an attempt to divert attention from the #UAE’s military presence on the Island of #Mayon and distract the attention of local #Yemeni and international media from following the UAE military developments on the Island.
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FM warns #AbuDhabi’s rulers of lava of fire if don’t leave lands of #Yemen.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hisham Sharaf, warned Abu Dhabi’s rulers that the lava of fire could reach them soon due to their arrogance, if they continued and did not leave the lands of Yemen and

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the islands.
Sharaf affirmed that the #Yemeni government and people reject the illegal practices by the #Emirati occupation forces and their desperate attempts to impose a fait accompli in a number of Yemeni islands and lands.

The minister said in a statement that the
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details of which were published in a number of international reports, especially the #American ones, about building a runway and hangars on #Mayon Island, located in #Bab_alMandab Strait, and bringing tourists from the #Zionist entity to #Socotra Island and linking its
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#Israeli Tourists Flocking to #Socotra Using UAE Visas

The United Arab Emirates has reportedly transported groups of Israeli tourists to the strategic Yemeni island of Socotra to spend their vacations there, more than eight months after the Persian Gulf country established
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full diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv regime in a deal brokered by former US president Donald Trump.

#Yemeni #sources, requesting not to be named, said hundreds of foreign tourists have entered the island over the past few days on visas granted to them by #AbuDhabi,
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in flagrant violation of #Yemen’s sovereignty as well as international law and regulations, local media outlets reported.
The sources posted pictures of the tourists, mostly Israelis, on social media platforms.

They also called on the international community and the
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#YEMEN:The so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC) backed by the #UAE has prohibited the activities of the peaceful sit-in committee in #Socotra province.
A statement issued Saturday by the STC security committee said that “The peaceful sit-in committee represents
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a danger to the social fabric, establishes a culture of hatred for neighboring countries and harms #Socotra’s relationship with #Saudi and the #UAE.”

By following up the committee’s activities in #Mahra province, it became clear that it is hostile to the orientations of the
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coalition countries led by #Saudi and the #UAE, the statement added.
This comes after a series of violations committed by the STC against the peaceful sit-in committee in #Socotra, the most recent of which was the kidnapping of the committee’s leading member Ali Suleiman bin
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#YEMEN:Coalition Establishes Secret Underground Prisons at Ghaydah Airport:
The Saudi-led coalition forces have established several secret underground prisons at Ghaydah Airport in #Mahra province, east of Yemen, local Sheikh Ali Salem Al-Huraizy said .
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Al-Huraizy, one of sheikhs of the #alMahra province said in a press statement that the coalition forces have worked during the past few days to build underground buildings that contain 100 solitary cells for prisoners, at #AlGhaydah Airport, which is being controlled by
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the #Saudi forces for years.
He pointed out that these forces want, through building prisons, to be #alMahra as the headquarters in torturing, imprisoning and bringing people from everywhere to their peaceful province.

Al-Huraizi called on all #American, #British, #Saudi
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#YEMEN #UAE sends dozens of militants to #Socotra

April 04 (YPA) - The UAE transferred on Sunday dozens of Southern Transitional Council (STC)’s militants to the archipelago of the occupied Socotra island.

According to local sources reported that the UAE-backed #STC
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brought 50 recruits with their weapons to #Socotra province to carry out military tasks, explaining that a number of recruits were distributed to the tanks and artillery battalion on the island.

The sources pointed out that the #Emirati occupation forces imposed the ban on
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entry of #Yemeni citizens to the island under the pretext of preventive measures against the spread of the Corona virus.

This comes within the framework of the #UAE’s continued implementation of its plans through the #STC militia, especially that the decision of the
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#UAE seizes tourism sector in #Socotra Island of #Yemen
The UAE has controlled the tourism sector in #Socotra Island archipelago, southern Yemen, through transportation helicopters, informed sources said Sunday.

The sources explained that the UAE uses helicopters stationed
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at #Socotra Airport for tourist flights and imposes $ 100 on each tourist in exchange for transporting him via a flight.
“Dozens of tourists queues in front of the #Emirati helicopters at Socotra airport waiting for their flights in exchange for thousands of dollars,of which
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the local authorities in the archipelago are deprived,” the sources added.

The #UAE has prevented local tourism agencies from practicing their activities, the sources said, indicating that #AbuDhabi has five small helicopters to transport tourists.

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The #UAE is trying to enter #Yemen through the occupation, under the cover of legitimacy. Abu Dhabi imposed its will on #Yemen’s sovereign decision, in order to enable it to exploit the country’s resources, and beyond that, the
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violations became continuous and did not stop all day.
Mahriya satellite channel published the #Emirati role on #Socotra Island. The UAE pays tempting offers to the residents of the Socotra Archipelago to concede to the Emirati occupation, but it was faced with strong rejection and made it one of the countries hostile to the
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Six years of fierce war later, and legitimacy has still not been restored. Nothing has been gained but ruin and destruction in #Yemen at the hands of those close to the people in land and bloodlines.

Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

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#6YearsOfWarOnYemen
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Hundreds of thousands of #Yemenis have been killed in schools, mosques and markets; the missiles launched from the land of the Two Holy Mosques has not distinguished between civilians and soldiers. The goal is to eliminate the #Yemeni people, if not by missiles, then by
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disease. Even cholera has been recorded among children, killing thousands, according to a report by the World Health Organisation. Famine has also spread across the country as a result of the unjust blockade imposed on it by #Saudi Arabia and the #UAE, the home of Arab
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#YEMEN:#UAE transports 500 recruits from #Socotra sons for training in #AbuDhabi .

#SOCOTRA, March 15 (YPA) – The #UAE occupation forces have transported 500 recruits from Socotra province’s sons for military training in #AbuDhabi

According to the sources on Monday,
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the #UAE regime’s steps aimed at strengthening its grip on the archipelago of #Socotra.
The sources said that the “UAE regime is making arrangements to transfer a new batch of recruits loyal to the so-called southern transitional council to take military training in the
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#Emirates.

The #UAE has intensified its acquisition of #Socotra Island and brought in dozens of #Israeli and European officers over the past few days.

During 2019, the UAE had recruited and trained a number of women in the island, and them in Abu Dhabi, in addition to
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The #USA has a very long strategic goals in #Yemen ;

1) controlling the worlds strategic waterways. Bab Al-Mandab is one of the most important strategic waterways in the world as it connects Asia with Africa and Europe
2) USA seeks to control the worlds oil .. #Yemen shares
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with #Saudi one of the biggest oil fields reserves in the world.
This oil field is in the Saudi #Yemeni borders that is Al-Gawf province ,#Mareb Province and #Hadramout , hence we see that the Arab coalition forcing their mercenaries to go on suicidal missions to
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defend Mareb and to liberate #AlGawf ... In fact the timing of this so called peace plan is tied with the battles in #Mareb and Al-Gawf .
3) USA has sought to build military bases in #Socotra Island .This will allow the USA to control and monitor the eastern coast of Africa,
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#SOCOTRA, – The United Arab Emirates occupation (#UAE) on Wednesday established a new military post west of Socotra, Yemen, as part of its efforts to militarize the island at the intersection of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
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The commander of the so-called 1st Marine Brigade, Abdullah al-Soqadri , and the head of the interim, Rafat al-Thaqali, who is based in the #UAE, open the Sha’aob area west of #Socotra as a military site in preparation for the start of foreign experts to install radar and
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d spy devices in this area.
This area is the most important naval observation point, according to local residents.
The launch of the new site came on the eve of the Israeli broadcasting company’s confirmation of the arrival of an Israeli submarine in the waters of the Gulf.

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The #UAE has moved to establish a joint international military base on #Yemen’s island of #Socotra, Informed sources said.

The sources affirmed that a military committee comprising 45 military officers and experts of various nationalities, including #Israelis,
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held a meeting inside an #UAE camp, on Tuesday, and approved a plan to establish the military base on the island.

The #sources confirmed that the #UAE, in cooperation with the #US embassy in Riyadh-exiled “Hadi government, reworded dozens of #Socotra citizens, during the
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past months, with huge sums of money and granted them #Emirati and #American nationalities, in exchange for assigning their lands.
Last Monday, 40 military officers, including experts, arrived on board an #Emirati plane, at #Socotra airport in the city of
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What is the #UAE doing on the Yemeni island of #Socotra?
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The oil-rich kingdom of the #UAE, which has of late earned the distinction of conducting itself as a rogue state, has seized control of the Yemeni island of #Socotra,
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a key archipelago located near major shipping routes between the Indian Ocean States, East Asia and rest of the continents.
Last week, French-Jewish media organisation Jforum, reported that the UAE and Israel are setting up "spy bases"
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"in #Socotra and that the two nations have already deployed "espionage equipment" on the island, which is about 350 kilometres far from the Yemeni mainland.
Tel Aviv’s surveillance centres are already monitoring the actions of Houthi militants in Yemen and Iranian naval
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#Yemen condemns US ambassador’s visit to #Mahra

The Yemeni National Salvation Government in #Sanaa condemned on Wednesday the #US ambassador’s visit , Christopher Henzel, to #Mahra province.

The head of the government, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, described the visit of the
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US ambassador to the government of clients to #Mahra on the eve of Independence Day as a provocative step.

Bin Habtoor told Al-Masirah TV that American move has exposed the reality of the Saudi presence in #Mahra as a prelude to the arrival of the US legions.

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He affirmed that the #US move has revealed also that the so-called Arab coalition led by #SaudiArabia is a tool played to achieve #American Zionist interests, noting that the #Yemeni people cannot in any way accept this occupation, and
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