Saudi Arabia has pushed military reinforcements to the Yemeni island of Socotra, local sources reported.
According to the sources, additional military reinforcements of the Saudi forces have arrived on the island of Socotra in the past two days.
Saudi forces’ increased presence on the island of Socotra comes following a severe crisis between officials of the Saudi-backed “government” and the United Arab Emirates.
The sources confirmed that the Saudi reinforcements consist of armoured vehicles, light weapons and ammunition meant for the Saudi forces, which are stationed at the airport and port of the island, an area which has been witnessing tension between Emiratis and their authorities.
It was not ruled out that the Saudis had also pushed in additional military personnel, along with the weapons that had reached the island of Socotra, according to observers.
In the past few days, separatist armed militias that are backed by the UAE occupation forces, took control of the gate of the port of Socotra for hours, before reinforcements from the Saudi-backed units drove them out.
Socotra is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique ecosystem, and is considered extremely fragile. However, both Saudi and Emirati invaders have illegally positioned armed forces on the island as part of their occupation strategy.