Mercenaries receive training for Hudaydah battle in UAE-funded camps in Israel: Report

A report reveals that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has financed a military training program in the Israeli-occupied territory, under which foreign mercenaries prepared for joining a military operation to seize Yemen’s strategic port city of Hudaydah.

Citing sources close to the US Congress intelligence committee, the Emirati news website al-Khaleejonline reported on Wednesday that the UAE-funded camps are situated in Negev Desert.

The sources said that Mohammed Dahlan, security adviser to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had “visited these camps on more than one occasion to check the progress of preparations and training received by mercenaries, under the personal supervision of the Israeli occupation army officers.”

Dahlan, the sources added, personally oversaw the recruiting of foreign mercenaries, led by the Colombians and Nepalese, to fight alongside UAE-backed forces in Yemen.

“Hundreds of mercenaries of various nationalities are taking part in the attack on Hudaydah, with the aim of taking control over it from the Houthis who have shown fierce resistance,” the sources pointed out.

They also noted that the UAE had chosen the Negev Desert for the camps as its climate and environment “are very similar to what is in Yemen.”

Over the past few months, Hudaydah, through which flows almost 80 percent of Yemen’s imports, has witnessed deadly ground and aerial attacks by the regimes in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi and their allies.

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