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Mukalla

(məkä`lə, mo͞okăl`ə), town (1994 pop. 94,051), S Yemen, a port on the Gulf of Aden. It is the chief settlement of the HadhramautHadhramaut
or Hadramaut
, region, S Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, occupying the southeastern part of Yemen. Historically, the name refers to the former Hadhramaut states, a collective term for the Quaiti and Kathiri sultanates.
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 and the capital of the former sultanate of Qaiti. Fish products, tobacco, and coffee are exported. Dhows are built there. In 2015–16, during the Yemeni civil war, Al Qaeda—linked militants seized control of Mukalla.
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Al Huthari hailed the constructive and charitable efforts of the UAE represented in ERC to enhance development and infrastructure of the governorate in general and Al Mukalla in particular, WAM reported.
The people of Al Mukalla expressed their deep sense of appreciation for the humanitarian aid from the Arab coalition and the UAE in light of the debilitating issues facing the nation.
The Coast Guard, created in 2003, is working towards taking control of Mocha and al Mukalla from the military.
Al Ketbi said the project will help ease congestion at Al Siteen road in Al Mukalla, according to UAE News Agency (WAM).
AQAP has suffered major defeats since early 2016, when thousands of UAE-backed troops expelled it from key strongholds in southern Yemen, such as Al Mukalla, Yemen's fifth largest city.
Al Qaida militants have suffered major setbacks since April 2016 when thousands of Yemeni soldiers, trained and armed by the UAE Armed Forces, expelled them from their major strongholds in southern Yemen such as Al Mukalla, Huta, Zinjebar, Al Sayed and others.
Last week, the governor of Hadramout, Major General Faraj Salmeen Al Bahsani, announced the start of an offensive against Al Qaida hideouts in Al Mousaini valley, west of the city of Al Mukalla, the capital of Hadramout.
The general said key Al Qaida leaders who fled Al Mukalla in 2016 were hiding in the valley, with heavy arms the militants looted from military bases in their former strongholds.
In the most recent development on the ground, hundreds of UAE-backed Yemeni troops have pushed into a long and rugged valley west of Al Mukalla city, the capital of the Hadramaut province, which has long been a sanctuary for Al Qaida militants.
Al Mukalla: Hundreds of UAE-backed Yemeni troops have pushed into a long and rugged valley west of Al Mukalla city, the capital of the Hadramout region, which has long been a sanctuary for Al Qaida militants.
The current operation in Al Mousaini valley began last week when hundreds of Yemeni troops, backed by UAE military advisers and air support, marched from military bases inside and outside Al Mukalla towards the valley for the first time since expelling Al Qaida from Al Mukalla two years ago.
The militants exploited the anarchy of the early days of the Saudi-led coalition military operations in Yemen to take control of a large parts of southern Yemen, including Al Mukalla, Yemen's fifth largest city and the capital of the south-eastern province of Hadramout.