Latest Updates On Yemen, 31 December 2022
ISWNews Analysis Group: Sudanese mercenaries were transferred from the southwest coast of Yemen to Mayyun Island after withdrawing from the Al-Anad base by the order of the Saudi coalition command and with the coordination of the UAE and Egypt.
The Saudi-led forces violated the ceasefire 270 times in the last 48 hours in the al-Hudaydah province.
The Saudi coalition arrested three Yemeni fishermen on the shores of Bahis region in Midi administration and confiscated their boats.
On December 23, one person was martyred and 12 people were injured, including several African immigrants, as a result of the Saudi coalition’s artillery attack on al-Raqo border region.
– On December 24, Shabwah defense forces and the Southern Transitional Council (STC) militants clashed in al-Rawdha area located in the city of Ataq. As a result of this clashes, at least four militia members from both sides were wounded.
– On December 28, as a result of clashes between the STC militants and the armed tribesmen of the Ayadh region, in the north of the city of Ataq, several militia members from both sides were killed and wounded.
– On December 26, the resigned government of Yemen, in response to the help request of Mabkhout Bin Madi, the governor of Hadhramaut, sent a large convoy of Amaliqa forces to the city of al-Mukalla, the capital of this province. Mabkhout Bin Madi has recently asked for help from the resigned government due to the increase of threats of Islah party militants in north of Hadhramaut province and also the unprecedented gathering of supporters of the Southern Transitional Council in the city of al-Mukalla.
– On December 27, Mabkhout Bin Madi, the governor of the resigned government in Hadhramaut, approved the deployment of Tareq Saleh’s forces in al-Dhabah port and al-Rayan coast.
– On December 26, two STC members were killed and several others were injured due to a roadside bomb explosion in the al-Mahfad district in Abyan province. Considering the increase of activities of the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia in Abyan province, it is possible that this attack was carried out by this group.
– On December 28, at least seven STC members were killed and injured due to a roadside bomb explosion in Mudiyah district in Abyan province.
– The Sudanese army denied the rumor of the withdrawal of its forces from Yemen and confirmed that the forces that left the Al-Anad base retreated to the city of Aden a few days ago. This withdrawal has been done with purpose of replacing the forces and settling the Sudanese in another part of Yemen.
– On January 29, local sources reported the transfer of Sudanese mercenaries from the southwest coast of Yemen to Perim (Mayyun) Island. This deployment was carried out by the order of Saudi Arabia and with the coordination of the UAE and Egypt.
8- Abdul Qadir Al-Murtada, head of the National Committee for Prisoners Affairs of the Yemeni Salvation Government:
“The prisoners’ file has been blocked since last March and no progress has been made in it. Despite the signing of the agreement on the exchange of more than 2,200 prisoners from both sides under the supervision of the United Nations, the aggressive mercenaries refused to implement it and prevented its implementation by the order of the Saudi regime. The responsibility for this delay and this deliberate obstruction lies with the Saudi regime.
9- Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Muhammad Abdul Salam, the spokesman of Yemen’s Ansar Allah movement and the head of the negotiating team of the country’s national salvation government, in Muscat, the capital of Oman, and discussed domestic and regional political developments. While emphasizing Iran’s support for Yemen, Amir-Abdollahian considered removing the blockade of Yemen as a humanitarian right of the people of this country.