Clashes between local tribes and Saudi-led forces take place in Shabwah

Clashes between local tribes and Saudi-led forces take place in Shabwah

Violent clashes broke out between tribesmen and forces loyal to the Hadi government and Islah Party in the southeastern Yemeni province of Shabwah

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on the testimonies of local sources. According to the Sources, tribal gunmen prevented a truck carrying a drilling rig belonging to the Al-Oqla oil field from passing through the Al-Ma’ashar area north of Ataq.

Subsequently, the so-called Al-Oqla Field Protection Force attacked the two tribal gunmen, triggering violent clashes between the two sides. The clashes left five soldiers wounded in addition to causing the burning of a military pickup vehicle, the sources explained.

The sources confirmed the continuing tension between Hadi’s forces and the tribal gunmen, as tribal reinforcements arrived since then. The local tribal population seeks to prevent Saudi-led forces from dismantling the petroleum industry in the region.

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