Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra

UAE-backed southern separatists in Yemen seize control of the strategic Socotra island from the Saudi Arabian-backed government.

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    Yemen's UAE-backed southern separatists have seized full control of the island of Socotra.

    The Southern Transitional Council (STC) says it has also deposed the governor of the island.

    But Yemen's Saudi-backed government is calling it a coup.

    It is the latest move from the separatist group which wants to see a sovereign state in southern Yemen.

    Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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