Monday, August 3, 2015

Arab Coalition Deploys 3,000 Troops in Yemen

The Arab coalition has deployed 3,000 troops and battle tanks in Aden, Defense News reported. Images posted on Twitter in the past 24 hours show UAE’s LeClerc main battle tanks and BMP armored vehicle, including M-ATVs, being offloaded on to a port in Aden. Images also show UAE armor units reportedly on their way to Al Anad air base, north of Aden. The Arab coalition-led Popular Resistance forces have surrounded Al Anad for the past week and with the arrival of UAE armored units could now move to capture the strategic airbase, Yemen’s largest.

Photo credit: Twitter images of UAE tanks and armored vehicles deployed in Yemen (Twitter/@saikhamk, 3 August)


Unknown said...

Again, Aljazeera reports they've already taken the western part of the air base (Al-Anad).

Nader Uskowi said...

Yes, Reuters also is reporting the recapture of Al-Anad. Please see our new post.