Middle East

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

An air base under construction is seen on Mayun Island, Yemen, in this June 1, 2021, satellite photo taken by Planet Labs Inc. A militia leader who is the nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged in an interview published Monday, June 14, 2021, that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)

 

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