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UAE announces return of troops from Aden following successful liberation, hands over control to Saudi, Yemeni forces: Statement

UAE troops returned from Aden governorate in southern Yemen after successfully liberating it from both Houthis and other terrorist actors

Sherry El Gergawi , Wednesday 30 Oct 2019
Saudi troops in Aden
In this file picture, Saudi troops walk at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden (Photo: Reuters)
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General Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi announced on Wednesday the return of UAE troops after successfully liberating Aden governorate, according to a statement published by the state news agency WAM.

Both the General Command of the UAE Armed Forces and the Minister of State for Defence Affairs received the Aden-based troops after they had completed the process of handing over control to Saudi and Yemeni forces, who will now maintain its security and stability as per a strategy to guarantee the preserving of military gains.

The statement said that the forces returning from Aden governorate in southern Yemen had liberated the governorate from both the Houthis and terrorist actors on 17 July 2015.

UAE forces will resume jointly with their allies fighting terrorist organisations in other southern Yemeni governorates, the statement added.

The statement concluded by emphasising the commitment of the UAE Armed Forces to the Arab Coalition’s goal of protecting the interests of the people of Yemen.

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