American commander reportedly captured by Yemeni forces

TEHRAN, Jul. 02 (MNA) – Yemeni Army and Popular Committees forces have captured one of the commanders of the American private military company Blackwater, according to Yemeni media.

The arrest of the American agent who reportedly fought for the UAE in Yemen and was close to the UAE's crown prince Mohammad Bin Zayed, can bring about strategic changes in favor of the Yemenis.

The Yemeni media, quoting sources familiar with the matter, added that the captive was an American field commander.

A whistleblower Twitter account probably belonging to one of the UAE security officers has confirmed the news, saying that the Yemeni army and the Ansarullah group had been able to capture one of the commanders of the American private security company Blackwater, which fight for the UAE in Yemen.

According to the Twitter account, “the Houthis, who have captured one of the Blackwater commanders working with us, will shortly release its related footage."

Some Yemeni media also reported that “the Yemeni army has captured ‘a big fish’ on the western coastal region, and we will see strategic changes to the war in favor of the Yemeni army.”

Meanwhile, UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash announced on his Twitter account on Sunday that military operations in Hudaida port city had temporarily been stopped, while claiming that the halt to the operations was an attempt to facilitate the mission of the United Nations Special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths to secure an unconditional surrender of Hudaida.

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