The United Arab Emirates has armed southern separatists with unmanned drones, officials from Yemen’s intentionally-recognised government said.

The drones were allegedly shot down by government forces amid ongoing battles in Abyan, Mukhtar Al-Rahbi, the advisor to the minister of information said on Twitter.

“These aircraft were delivered to the militias by the United Arab Emirates that is proficient in targeting the army and the people of Yemen,”

Al-Rahbi said on Twitter, describing the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council as terrorist militias.

The UAE “also played the same role in Libya, where they received a harsh lesson”, Al-Rahbi said.

“What awaits them in Yemen is worse,” he warned.

Neither the UAE nor the STC have yet issued a statement.

Yemen’s internationally-recognised government has long accused the UAE of supporting the secessionists to serve Emirati interests in Yemen.

Source: The New Arab

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