Berbera is about 260km south of Yemen where UAE troops are part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels
The UAE could be seeking to increase its military reach after leasing the airport in the Somali port town of Berbera, according to reports.
Bloomberg cited Somali foreign minister Saad Ali Shire as confirming the 25-year lease of the base, previously used by the Soviet Union and US during the Cold War, in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland.
Berbera is about 260km south of Yemen where UAE troops are part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in the country’s civil war.
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