The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced the end of its combat operations in Yemen, marking a departure from the Saudi-led coalition that has been waging war on the impoverished country.
“Our standpoint is clear: war is over for our troops. We are monitoring political arrangements, empowering Yemenis in liberated areas,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, wrote on his official Twitter account late on Wednesday, quoting earlier remarks by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash.
No explanation has been offered as to why the decision was made.
The UAE had been suffering heavy casualties in Yemen, where Ansarullah fighters and allied military units have been fighting back the Saudi-led invaders.
On Monday, an Emirati military helicopter crashed near the al-Buraiqeh coast of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, killing its two pilots.
On March 14, two Emirati pilots died when their Mirage fighter jet crashed due to a technical fault while conducting military operations for the Saudi-led military coalition in the same Yemeni district.
A senior Emirati military commander and three other Saudi-backed foreign mercenaries had been killed in an attack by Yemeni forces in the Dhubab district of the southwestern province of Ta’izz two months earlier.
Last September, the UAE confirmed that at least 52 of its soldiers were killed when Ansarullah fighters and allied fighters from Popular Committees fired a barrage of missiles at Saudi-led foreign troopers in the central Ma’rib Province. At least 70 soldiers were also injured in the missile attack.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Jordanian military forces and advisers will be replacing UAE troops fighting in the Saudi war on Yemen.
Yemen’s Khabar news agency, citing informed sources, reported that the decision had been made following a visit by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to Jordan in mid-April.
Mohammad, who is also the Saudi defense minister, met King Abdullah in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba and signed a package of agreements, including on military cooperation.
It looks like the Rats are finally abandoning the Sinking Saudi Ship. Nobody is left to fight for the Saudis expect Shills and Paid Mercenaries. The Americans are abandoned them and now they have formed an open Alliance with Zionist Israel and Turkey. Shame on Saudi Arabia for waging such a despicable war on innocents.
It was only six months ago that a mighty 34 nation coalition of the wicked and the foolish was formed under bribes and the threats made by Saudi Arabia to wage war on Yemen and Syria. Both plans look like they are now failing and in desperation mode it is not hard to imagine the Saudis doing something truly desperate to salvage some sort of face saving victory.
Their Young Prince of Darkness even visiting the US will be meeting with the Pentagon folks as well as the Wizards of California High Tech in a vain attempt to gain favours and investments. We are imagining that this wicked House of Saud will fall by the end of this year perhaps even during this Ramadan season or in the Hajj season.