Al-Mahra..The alternative homeland and the last battle of the Yemeni Brotherhood

English - الثلاثاء 04 يناير 2022 الساعة 06:50 م
Aden, NewsYemen, Exclusive:

The accelerating rhythms experienced by Al-Mahra Governorate during the past few days indicate that maintaining a date with a hot political and perhaps military scene in the next stage.

The beginning was with the invitation made by the STC leadership in the governorate, last Saturday, at the conclusion of a consultative meeting I held, calling for the people of Mahra to be empowered to manage the affairs of the governorate and its institutions.

More specifically, the STC leadership demanded the opening of camps and training centers for the people of Al-Mahra Governorate, with the aim of participating in the process of protecting and securing the governorate, in conjunction with the implementation of the rest of the provisions of the Riyadh Agreement and the transfer of Brotherhood legitimacy camps and militias to the fronts with the terrorist Houthi militia.

This call was confirmed by the head of the General Council of the Sons of Mahra and Socotra, Sultan Abdullah bin Issa Al Afrar, who demanded the formation of an elite Mahra force to protect the governorate like the other governorates (referring to Shabwa and Hadhramaut) and the transfer of Brotherhood camps from the governorate to the fronts to confront the Houthi militia, adding that its presence in the governorate is useless and contrary to the provisions of the Riyadh Agreement.

The Presidency of the Transitional Council, in its meeting, yesterday, praised the broad societal movement in Al-Mahra Governorate to achieve the economic, security, and service goals of the people of the governorate, stop the looting of its lands and wealth, and preserve its security and stability.

Last Thursday, the head of the Transitional Council, Aidarous Al-Zubaidi, met at his residence in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, a delegation of dignitaries from Al-Mahra governorate, stressing that the council's leadership pays special attention to Al-Mahra, and said that it "was and will remain the eastern gateway to the south."

These calls and moves by the transitional provoked the madness of the Brotherhood, which has clearly mocked its media during the past few days to focus on the events in Mahra, and circulated a statement attributed to an official source in the local authority in which he described the claims of the transitional governorate as a declaration of war on the local authority and legitimacy.

The Brotherhood’s media attributed to the source threats to use force against these calls, as the local authority and through its media center hastened to deny issuing any statement or statement, and contented itself with warning against attempts to drag the governorate into the square of chaos and conflicts, without referring to the calls made by the transitional.

Observers point out that what Al-Mahra Governorate is experiencing is similar to aftershocks to the political and military earthquake that occurred in Shabwa with the fall of the political and military authority of the Brotherhood with the dismissal of Ibn Adyo, the entry of the Giants’ forces and the return of the Shabwani Elite Forces.

This earthquake, according to observers, caused the Brotherhood to lose its most important card of power in the south, so the Hadrami gift came and doubled the size of the loss on the group, which explicitly demands the removal of the forces of the First Military District from Wadi Hadramout and transfer them to the fronts of fighting against the Houthis and the deployment of the Hadrami Elite Forces in its place.

Observers say that these developments make Mahra the last area of influence for the Brotherhood in the south and perhaps in Yemen, given the Houthi threat to Marib and the narrow and besieged area in Taiz.

They pointed to the news that prominent leaders of the group moved with their families to reside in Mahra after the developments in Marib, Shabwa and Hadramawt, in addition to the importance of al-Mahra to the group as a vital outlet for it to Oman, where political and media leaders from the group are present.