Tribal forces clash with Saudi-backed troops near Ma’rib

Tribal forces clash with Saudi-backed troops near Ma’rib

The city of Ma’rib on late Monday night has witnessed fierce armed confrontations between the tribes of the Al Arada, one of the branches of the Obeida tribe and the Saudi-led coalition forces, in the east of the city.

According to Tribal sources in Ma’rib , the violent clashes broke out between members of the Al Arada tribes and the coalition-backed road security forces, in a key area next to the home of Sultan al-Arada, the Saudi-backed governor of Ma’rib. He is also a member of the Riyadh-formed Presidential Council.

The sources confirmed that clashes lasted for several hours, during which one person was killed and several others were injured.

The sources added that the members of the Al Arada tribe were able to burn down a military pickup vehicle belonging the coalition forces.

According to the sources, the clashes between the two parties came after members of the Arada tribe block road in a protest against the suspension of fuel supply to the stations of the area by the Safer refinery.

The latest news coming from Ma’rib stated that the clashes had come close to Al Ashraf farms east of the  city.

The sources confirmed that tribal mediation is currently under way aimed to reach ceasefire agreement between the two parties.