180425Z MAY 17

Yemen war


Isolated Socotra Island is 150 miles (240 km) east of the Somalia and 250 miles (380 km) south of Yemen.

Miami Herald:

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates says it sent military recruits for training on a Yemeni island where its troops have been stationed.

UAE’s state-run WAM news agency on Monday night described the training on Socotra Island as “intensive,” saying it included battle skills, weapons training and first aid.


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Socotra Island, Soqatra Governorate is in the middle of the map below.

23.8° N
31.4° E
76.4° E
1.3° N


Socotra Island, Soqatra Governorate, Yemen

Yemen (YE) is estimated to have a population of 27.5 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 3.8 million.