BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – On Saturday, the U.A.E.-backed Southern Transitional Council took control of the last camps of the Yemeni government forces on the historical island of Socotra in the southern Yemen.

According to the latest reports from the island, Southern Transitional Council forces “stormed the Special Forces Command camp in Hadibo, the center of Socotra governorate, after clashes escalated at dawn this morning, and ended with its control, and seized its weapons, ammunition, equipment and mechanisms.” .

This came after the STC forces took control of the headquarters of the local authority, the office of the governor Ramzi Mahrous, the building of the security department and security headquarters in Hadibo, and the headquarters of the local authority in the Qalansiyah District of Socotra.

The capture of Socotra by the STC forces come at the same time that their troops advance in the Abyan Governorate.

Since the Southern Transitional Council announced their control over Aden earlier this year, southern Yemen has witnessed heavy clashes in several parts of this region, especially on Socotra Island and the Abyan Governorate.

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