Abu Dhabi Prepares More Yemeni Mercenaries to Fight in Sudan

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UAE is training 600 Yemeni fighters at the Balhaf gas facility in Shabwa Governorate, eastern Yemen, a political activist from southern Yemen stated on Wednesday.

The political activist, Adel Al-Hasani, called on France, which is involved in the gas company in Balhaf through Total company, to evacuate the facility from Emirati agents and their tools, and to remove military presence from it, considering it a service facility.

Al-Hasani’s accusations come following statements made by Sudanese Army Commander Abdulfattah Burhan last Monday regarding the presence of Yemeni mercenaries fighting alongside the UAE-backed Rapid Support Forces.

On May, the UAE has sent military reinforcements to the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan, through the port of Mocha, west of the Yemeni province of Taiz.

Hammoud Abu Mismar, one of activists, said that the UAE sent a military battalion of the “Republican Guards” forces, led by Tariq Afash, to Sudan to reinforce the forces of Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, which has been engaged in fierce confrontations with the Sudanese army in the capital, Khartoum.