Shabwah tribal fighters block oil smuggling transport

Shabwah tribal fighters block oil smuggling transport

Tribal gunmen from Shabwah province on Sunday blocked the road near the oil fields, preventing locomotives carrying oil from passing towards Ma’rib province.

Local sources reported that a number of locomotives are still being held near Al-Uqla area, in response to a similar operation that the tribes accuse Islah Party’s authority in Ma’rib of orchestrating it against Shabwah.

A few days ago, armed men attacked diesel locomotives of Ataq electricity plant, causing a power outage and forcing the pro-UAE authority to buy another shipment by sea.

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