By announcing the departure of the UAE forces from Aden, the page of its direct military intervention in Yemen, with its recklessness, greed, secret prisons, assassinations and coups, seems to be heading towards its inevitable fate from day one.
The UAE is a wealthy Gulf state, whose rulers from the Al Nahyan family say their origins are in Yemen’s Marib province. This country, with a population of nearly two million, intervened militarily in a country of 30 million Yemenis, crushing their country with crises and militias of multiple backgrounds.
Until years ago, quite a few Yemenis still viewed the UAE as a country that could play a supportive role for Yemen out of its plight, despite its own greedy experiences in Yemeni ports, through past influence through Dubai Ports.
With its involvement in the war in Yemen, the UAE has killed its soldiers and officers unless it has been in almost any other battle for decades as a result of the UAE’s military size on the ground, south and in many areas. This presence was the most prominent manifestation in the September 2015 rocket attack in Marib province, in which more than 50 Emiratis were killed.
The UAE has reduced the influence of the legitimate government in Yemen in the interim capital of Aden, supported the pro-secessionist Southern Transitional Council, and removed anyone standing in front of it, according to the report of the United Nations International Panel of Experts on the establishment of secret prisons and the assassinations of personalities. Religious, political and social anti-Emirates.
The UAE has been involved in fueling an internal conflict in the Yemeni interim capital Aden, most notably in August after the UAE-backed southern transitional council overthrew Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and took control of Aden, demanding the restoration of the south, bringing to mind the announcement of the separation and the civil war in 1994.
Another war erupted after the Houthis and deposed Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh turned against Hadi, which necessitated a military intervention led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. After the liberation of Aden in 2015, the voices of the southern state demanded a resurgence, and the separatist leaders took the lead again.
The liberation of the southern provinces from the Houthis stopped on the border of Yemen in late 2015, and the UAE began to choose a number of symbols of the separatist movement to form military entities parallel to the Yemeni state, represented by the security belt forces and the Hadrami and Shabwani elites, which number up to 90 thousand fighters, according to reports Journalist.
In April 2017, he announced the establishment of the Southern Transitional Council with support and funding from the UAE. The council includes a number of leaders of the southern movement calling for secession and officials dismissed from their posts.
Emirati officials could have had a good impact, given the opportunity the country had to play a military role in Yemen, by supporting the country’s stability, security and territorial integrity.
After more than four years of Emirati influence, and Abu Dhabi has made the first decision in Aden and its environs, an event far beyond the mind of the most pessimistic Yemenis of this role, as its intervention turned into a black file, which cannot be mentioned or recalled here, especially In light of the atmosphere of the agreement to be signed to end the crisis created by Abu Dhabi in Aden, and not less evidence of this, the agreement preceded by the announcement of the transfer of coalition leadership in the city to Saudi Arabia.
Overall, as the UAE leaves Aden, it is aware that its presence has been rejected by Yemen, and that it has missed a historic opportunity for it in the “provisional capital” as described by the legitimate government at least. The Emiratis should not have believed that the situation in Yemen would make it easier for any outside party to tamper with its fateful issues as it pleases.