Oil pipeline destroyed in Shabwah province

Oil pipeline destroyed in Shabwah province

Unknown militants blew up an oil pipeline in Yemen’s  Shabwah province, which is under the control  of the  UAE-backed militias.

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

According to the sources, it is believed that members of pro-UAE factions known as the “Shabwah Defense” who were laid off from their units by the Southern Traditional Council (STC) planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) under a pipeline transporting oil from the fields of Ayadh and Al-Uqlah to the port of Nashmiyah, and detonated them.

The attack took place in Habban district. The pumping of oil has stopped as a result, one of the sources said.

This is the second step of escalation by those who were laid off from their units in Shabwah, where they had previously held a mass demonstration in Ataq to condemn the decision to eliminate their salaries..