The deployment follows complaints from Shabwa’s governor to President Hadi about UAE provocations against members of the army and security forces
Government forces surround Shabwa military camp housing Emirati troops
Army and security forces loyal to Yemen’s internationally recognized government have deployed around Al-Alam military camp in Shabwa Governorate, where UAE forces are stationed, a local military official told Almasdar Online.
The deployed forces are searching all vehicles passing by the camp, according to the official, who said that Majid Lamrouk, commander of the UAE-backed Shabwani Elite’s 7th Brigade, is inside the camp under the protection of the Emiratis.
Lamrouk has led recent operations targeting army and security checkpoints, which prompted Shabwa’s governor to send a letter to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi complaining about UAE provocations against members of the army and security forces and supporting anti-government militias targeting security and military personnel.
Located in Jardan District to the east of Shabwa’s capital city of Ataq, Al-Alam Camp has the second largest footprint of UAE forces in the governorate. The largest UAE presence is in Balhaf camp at the liquified natural gas facility on Yemen’s southern coast.