Perim

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Perim

(pārēm`, pēr`ĭm), Arab. Barim, island, c.5 sq mi (13 sq km), off the SW Arabian peninsula in the Bab el Mandeb strait; it is part of Yemen. A rocky and barren island rising to c.215 ft (65 m), it is strategically located at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. Perim was occupied by France in the 18th cent., and then briefly by Britain (1799). It was reoccupied (1857) by the British and later connected administratively with Aden. Perim flourished (1883–1936) as a coaling station but declined when oil became more widely used by ships. In 1967, Perim's small population voted to become part of South Yemen (since merged with Yemen).

Perim

 

a volcanic island in the Straits of Bab el Mandeb. A possession of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, Perim is 13 sq km in area, with elevations to 65 m. It has a harbor in the crater of an underwater volcano. Fishing is important.

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Tehran's Yemeni proxies moreover landed large-scale military strength on Perim Island in the mouth of the Bab al-Mandeb strait, the chokepoint for ingress and egress from the Red Sea.
Backed by the well-trained and heavily armed Gulf Arab forces including those of the UAE, government forces made a breakthrough on October 1 when they swiftly took control of the strategic Bab Al Mandab Strait and the remote Perim island.
Furthermore, the coalition forces attacked Houthi units and elements moving from Yemeni territory towards Perim Island (also known as Mayyun Island) in the Strait of Bab Al-Mandab at the south entrance into the Red Sea, he said.