Yemen: The UAE Trades Its Involvement in the Yemen Conflict for a Stronger Regional Posture

Jul 3, 2019 | 22:49 GMT

Reports are emerging that the UAE contingent of the anti-Houthi coalition has been pulling troops and equipment out of Yemen for several months now. The United Arab Emirates appears to be very purposely reducing its military posture in the country to extract itself from the active conflict. It is not a complete withdrawal, however, and sources in Yemen indicate that UAE forces are not reducing efforts to combat terrorist groups such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State in liberated territories. And in some of the front-line zones where active fighting persists, such as Bayhan, the UAE presence has apparently not been reduced at all....

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