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Yemeni intelligence sources disclosed that the US special troops have been deployed in the Southern part of Yemen.
“The US special and intelligence forces have arrived in Southern Yemen on the pretext of fighting the Al-Qaeda terrorist group,” a Yemeni intelligence source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told FNA on Monday.
The source noted that the US troops have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Lahij province to the North of Aden province.
“The UAE has asked the US to dispatch its special forces to Southern Yemen to control Bab al-Mandeb Strait,” the Yemeni source added.
“15 Apache and five Black Hawk choppers have been sent to al-Anad military base in Lahij province in Southern Yemen,” the Arabic-language news website al-Khabar quoted an unnamed military source as saying.
US military has also deployed a significant number of its forces in coastal waters near Yemen, as al-Masirah reported that the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer with more than 1,200 sailors and Marines as well as a group of vessels aboard were also stationed offshore in the Gulf of Aden.