Al-Jazeera Net - private

Sources in the local authority in the Yemeni province of Socotra said that the security services and guarding the governor's house, Ramzi Mahrous, thwarted an attack by UAE-backed forces on his house in the region.

A security source told Al-Jazeera Net that the security forces foiled al-Juhum and arrested a number of the attackers, while still chasing the deserters who were planning to assassinate the governor.

The attack on the governor's house comes after the kidnapping of forces supported by the Emirates, the director of Socotra Port Said Said, who was later released after the local authority warned of the use of force and the intervention of the elders and notables of the province.

Last month, the security authorities seized a container that arrived at Socotra Port carrying a sticker for an Emirati fish company, and it was found that it contained military equipment coming from the Emirates.

Mahrous is considered one of the fiercest opponents of the Emirati role on Socotra, and he is known to have stood against many of the attempts led by Abu Dhabi to control this island and spread chaos through its transitional council forces.