UAE-backed militias, both Al-Amaliqa militants and Shabwah Defence Forces have on Sunday taken control over the Al-Uqlah oil field in the north of Ataq city, the capital of the province of Shabwah in southern Yemen.
Activists loyal to the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) circulated a video footage shows the so-called Shabwah Defence militia and Al-Amaliqa militants from inside the Al-Uqlah oil field after they took control over Ayad oil block “Sector 4”, which is used to pump oil to the Al-Nashima port.
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The UAE-backed governor Awad al-Awlaki arrived at Al-Uqlah hours after the UAE-backed militias entered the oil field.
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The capture of the oil fields, which belong to the Austrian oil company OMV in Al-Uqlah sector, came after airstrikes on the Islah militants during the early hours of the day with airstrikes.
The UAE-backed militias moved towards the district of Arma, Penetrating on the outskirts of Rakhyah district, near al-Khashaa camp in Hadhramaut, according to the sources.