UAE-backed separatists threaten to attack Hadi forces in key Hadhramaut port

UAE-backed separatists threaten to attack Hadi forces in key Hadhramaut port

The UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) had on Wednesday threatened with targeting oil ships in the port of Al-Dhaba in Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen.

The advisor to the Head of the STC’s National Assembly, Omar Ba-Abad, explained that the Council confirmed that the deadline set by the Hadhramaut tribes for the Hadi puppet government to achieve several demands ends on Wednesday. He indicated that the next step of the STC is to prevent the export of oil from the Hadhramaut petroleum fields by the Hadi loyalists.

He warned all international companies that buy oil as well as shipping companies, against entering the Dhaba port on the Arabian Sea, indicating the possibility of the STC attacking the port.

Gunmen loyal to the STC have been imposing their sieges across Hadhramaut for the second week in a row, succeeding in preventing oil smuggling out of the province.