“Based on the contract worth $3 billion between the United Arab Emirates and the US military firm DynCorp, the mercenaries of this corporation will be deployed in Yemen where UAE forces are fighting against the Yemeni resistance forces,” Khabar News Agency quoted an official from Yemeni Defense Ministry.
Written by Mario Andrijasevic exclusively for SouthFront
According to the official who wanted to remain anonymous said that the first group of mercenaries recently arrived in the port city of Aden and replace the ones from the US group Blackwater, now renamed Academi.
He added that within DynCorp there are also the new special naval forces which entered the port of Ras Omran southwest of Aden.
DynCorp is Blackwater´s rival which hires the mercenaries and sends them to fight in foreign countries on paid missions.
After Yemeni forces inflicted the Academi militants heavy losses they decided to withdraw from Bab-el-Mandeb region. Therefore The UAE was forced to bring in the new mercenaries. This time from the DynCorp corporation.
Yemen has been under Saudi attacks since late March last year. During the aggression there has been killed at least 8,400 people so far and 16,015 were wounded. The attacks took a heavy toll on the facilities and the infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools and factories.