Coalition To Restore Legitimacy in Yemen: News Regarding the Presence of UAE Forces on Islands of Socotra, Mayyun Are Baseless, Unfounded

Thursday 1442/10/15 - 2021/05/27
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Riyadh, May 27, 2021, SPA -- In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), an official source at the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen stated:
“The current news circulating in regards to the presence of UAE forces on the Islands of Socotra and Mayyun (Perim) are baseless and unfounded. All equipment currently present on Mayyun Island are under the control of the Coalition Command, and are situated there in order to enable the Yemeni legitimacy forces and Coalition forces to counter the Houthi militia, secure maritime navigation and support the West Coast forces. The current UAE efforts are focused within Coalition forces on providing air support in defense of Ma’rib. We reaffirm that respecting the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Yemen is at the top of the established and fundamental principles of the Coalition."
--SPA
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