Navigational data showed that the Emirati cargo ship “Naima” is traveling between the Emirates and several Yemeni ports, which are Mukalla, Mocha and Mayon Island.
Satellite data indicated that the Emirati cargo ship arrived at the port of Mukalla on June 7, then moved towards Mayon Island, and arrived there yesterday evening, Thursday, where it unloaded military equipment on the island. Read also Israeli website: The UAE is building a military base on the Yemeni island of Mayon Al-Jazeera investigation: The UAE redeploys military equipment from Eritrea to Yemen and the Egyptian-Libyan border
A few days ago, an official source in the Saudi-led coalition denied the news of the presence of Emirati forces on the Yemeni islands of Socotra and Mayun, and explained that the equipment in Mayon belonged to the coalition leadership.
The agency said it had obtained satellite images showing a 1.85-kilometre runway on the island, as well as three hangars.
It quoted Yemeni government officials as saying that the UAE was behind the construction of this base, despite its announcement of the withdrawal of its forces from Yemen.
In addition to Mayon, the UAE is also accused of seeking to control the island of Socotra off the southern coast of Yemen.
On August 28, the American website “South Front” – which specializes in military and strategic research – stated that the UAE and Israel intend to establish military and intelligence facilities in the Socotra archipelago.
The UAE had announced the withdrawal of most of its forces from Yemen in 2019, but its influence there continues through southern fighters, which provided them with weapons and training.