(The camps in Aden .. empty gullies... And the conflict of the security belt takes over the scene (report
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Many military camps are distributed all over Aden city, the situation which seems like a time bomb, may explode at any time because of the division in the allegiances, some of the camps belong to the president Abdu Rabu Mansoor Hadi and others belong to the United Arab Emirates who do not work under the same leadership and this scene illustrates the complexity of the situation in the city.
Two years after the liberation of Aden and the defeat of the Houthi militias and their allies ,the legitimacy's efforts in building an institutional security apparatus is very close, eventhough its limited capabilities, compared with the rapid steps taken by the UAE through its military forces, which leads the operations of the Arab Alliance in Aden.
In Aden there is one of the most important military areas, the fourth military region, which has been headed by five officers since 2013, and is currently headed by Major General Fadl Hassan, and is located in the area of Al-Tawahi in aden. It has four brigades related to it in Aden and its the brigade of 31 Armored Corps in Bir Ahmed, the brigade of 39 Armored Corps in Khormaksar (Badr Camp), the 120 Air Defense Brigade, and Al-Tawahi the naval base, and the newly established presidential guard brigades.
But these camps - according to observers - in the city of Aden, became empty gullies, after the creation of the new forces backed by the United Arab Emirates, known as the security belt.
The legitimacy camps
The legitimacy is the only one who stands in front of the project of building the state security and military institutions in the temporary capital of Aden and the rest of the neighboring southern provinces. Its camps are empty of facilities and soldiers who hunger for months to receive their salaries.Bearing in mind that the last salary received by its employees is the salary of February, in mid-June of this year.
And with the large number of legitimacy camps (internal / defense), but they do not constitute any weight in the balance of power between them and other forces supported by the United Arab Emirates, the camps of legitimacy are nothing but empty gullies , as one of the military commanders described, who preferred not to be identified.
He added that the legitimacy camps did not get the support of the coalition forces, which enables it to perform its role, giving the special security forces as an example,which was formerly known as Central Security, today is absent from the scene in the liberated provinces, while its role is important in the preservation of the security. And its considered as the military wing of the Ministry of the Interior.
The military commander, added during his interview with "Al-Mawqea post" that there is a deliberate marginalization and exclusion of the official security forces, such as the military police and the rescue forces, as well as the special security forces, the Arab coalition forces, represented by the UAE, freezes the role of the official security forces to empty the area for other forces backed by the UAE .
"The camps of the legitimacy has mechanisms and military equipment, which do not exceed 30% of the basic needs, while the allocations for nutrition and oil derivatives scarce" he said.
Pointing out that there are some battalions equipped in the camps legitimacy, which was supported by the leadership of the Arab Alliance, or was equipped with military mechanisms and armored vehicles, which was handed to the leaders of the camps during the battles of the liberation.
He also named the camps with equipped battalions and the remainder of its military force need support from scratch (the four presidential protection brigades, the SS camp, the 39 Armored Brigade, the 31 Armored Brigade, the Zayed Brigade, the Coastal Defense Brigade and the Military Police).
He explained that the survival of the security and military institutions, under the division, will be reflected in the survival of the security situation complicated.
The United Arab Emirates and the active participation in the operations of the Arab Alliance have created tensions and splits in the city Aden and neighboring southern provinces since its liberation two years ago. It has supported and established similar military forces alongside the official forces of legitimacy.As what happened in the confrontations at Aden airport in February this year.
The forces of the "security belt", in Aden and the neighboring provinces of Abyan and Lahj, are considered as the spearhead of the UAE, who created it as a similar authority to the legitimacy and its security and military institutions.
The members of the "security belt" have many privileges that the members of the legitimacy camps do not have. Their salaries are paid monthly without any interruption, as is the case with the legitimate forces, and their salaries are denominated in Saudi riyals.
The UAE has equipped the security belt with hundreds of military and armored vehicles, with more than 20,000 troops, according to well-informed security sources.
It added that the UAE is supporting these forces in all sections, including the nutrition of the soldiers and dedicated a part of the Republic Hospital in Khorramskr for their treatment, without other soldiers belonging to the camps of legitimacy.
They have several camps, most notably AlShaab Camp, the General Command Camp ,Mansoura Enterprise Camp, Al-Fadhli camp in Bir Ahmed and other camps in Bureqa.
In addition to the security forces, there is the first infantry brigade at Jabal Hadid camp in Al-Ma'ala, which is controled by the former governor of Aden, Idruse Al-Zubaidi, which was supported and equipped with Emirati funding. The forces of the security administration, whose director is Shalal shaya'a, these forces are nearly 6000 soldiers, most of them from Al-Dali.
The Information Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister Major General Hussein Arab, has made it clear in one of his statements issued in late December last year that the security department in Aden raised the statements by six thousand soldiers, mostly from the province of Al-Dali, which made the Ministry refused to add these disclosures to the employees of the ministry .
Airport is the turning point of the conflict
The armed confrontations at Aden International Airport in February represented the first appearance of the conflict between the forces of legitimacy and other forces of the UAE.
The movement of the forces of the presidential protection brigades, in order to implement a presidential decision, to change the commander of the security forces of the international airport, the security forces intervened to support him, amid intense and low flight of the fighters of the Arab coalition, which is runed in Aden by the UAE , and then the legitimacy lost its first battles, because of the difference in the possibilities, and this made President Hadi leave the temporary capital Aden towards Saudi Arabia, to settle there, after the increase of the excesses of the UAE.
The President of the Republic Abdurbo Mansour Hadi left the temporary capital Aden after the events of the airport, to remain until the beginning of August this year, stable in the Saudi capital Riyadh, and observers believe that the continued presence of President Hadi in Riyadh reflects the extent of the problems between him and the UAE side.
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