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A document obtained by Al-Mawqea Post revealed that the United Arab Emirates has begun new operations to attract residents on Mayon Island- Yemen, under the pretext of building new homes on the island.
According to the document, the so-called Sheikh Saleh Ali Saeed Khazur, as the leader of the island, signed the agreement with the governor of Aden, Ahmed Lamlas, to construct buildings with Emirati funding.
The document indicates that UAE funds buildings for the residents, while has the right to dispose of these buildings in case that one of the residents decides to leave. All this in coordination with another person who holds the status of the island Aqel, named Sami Saeed Muhammad Fasha.
On the other hand, Google earth images show developments on the island, compared to what it was shown in the past. The images seen by Al-Mawqea Post show the construction of an airstrip and other expansion works.
Local sources had previously told Al-Mawqea Post that the UAE started its steps on the island through Hani Bin Brik, by purchasing land, appointing loyal figures, controlling the lives of the residents there, and this represented the first steps of Abu Dhabi.
Late last October, the governor of Aden, Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, who is affiliated with the Emirati-backed STC, signed with one of the sheikhs of "Mayon Island" the establishment of a residential city on the island with Emirati funding, which sparked widespread condemnation among Yemenis.
On May last year, the Associated Press published a video report, which revealed the construction of a secret air base on Mayon Island by the UAE that located in one of the important maritime choke points in the world for both energy and commercial shipping.
The news about the construction of a secret air base on the island of Mayon sparked widespread anger among Yemenis in that time, calling on the presidency and the Yemeni government to take a clear position regarding the violation of the country's sovereignty.