Tribal forces destroy oil pipeline in Ma’rib

Tribal forces destroy oil pipeline in Ma’rib

Tribal gunmen on Sunday blew up an oil pipeline in Yemen’s Ma’rib city, which is controlled by Saudi-led coalition factions.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on testimonies of local sources.

Local sources confirmed that the gunmen blew up the oil pipeline linking the Raidan field and the Safer facility, following financial disputes between tribesmen and officials of the oil facility.

The bombing of the oil pipeline coincided with Sultan al-Arada’s refusal to resign as Governor of Ma’rib and cede the revenues he had been holding for years.

Pro-coalition activists have accused al-Arada of activating the paper threatening oil installations in Ma’rib in an attempt to pressure and retain his post.

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