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The port city of Mukalla has been held for more than a year by Yemen’s al-Qaeda affiliate, Reuters

Jeddah- Brig.Gen. Ahmed Saed bin Breek, Governor of Yemen’s largest governorate of Hadhramaut Governorate on Wednesday revealed that authorities have found missiles of unknown origins, describing them as “foreign”. The governor gave no further details on the alien characteristics of the armaments. Moreover, the missiles were directed to attack ports and airports in capital city of the Hadhramaut coastal region in Yemen, Mukalla.

The governor also confirmed that security bodies have discovered a series of mine fields planted and ready for detonation in the Yemeni Ashihr, also another southern town in Hadhramaut. The official explained that the fields were set up in professional, intricate ways.

On the other hand, security authorities in the second military zone in Mukalla said that a team of women is being given official training to inspect suspicious vehicles with female passengers. Once training is completed the team will join the official security forces in Yemen, especially those assigned to coastal towns of Hadhramaut.

Moreover, the recent terrorist attacks staged against the town of Mukalla were considered a mere retaliation to the harsh defeat suffered by the terrorists earlier when they lost hold of the city.

Governor Breek urged all components of the Yemeni community to stand together forming a more consolidate stance which would bring about victory against those ripping Yemen apart.

Other security officials asserted that the Yemeni governorate of Hadhramaut will remain a free patriotic territory, regardless of the incessant attempts of turning it into an insurgency hub. They said that all terrorists wishing Hadhramaut ill will be fought, and that security and stability will be restored.