Fierce clashes between Saudi-led units and tribal forces break out in Ma’rib

Fierce clashes between Saudi-led units and tribal forces break out in Ma’rib

The fierce confrontations resumed on Thursday between the factions loyal to Saudi-led coalition and Abida tribes in Ma’rib province, which cut the international road to Al-Wadea border crossing with Saudi Arabia.

According to informed sources, the confrontations erupted between the pro- coalition factions and ‘Al-Damashiqa’ tribes after the commander of the battalion that withdrew from Shaqra city in Abyan province, affiliated with Islah Party, Saeed bin Ma’eli, set up a camp in the areas and property of the Al-Damashiqa tribes, who refused creating any military sites in their areas.

The confrontations resulted in dead and wounded, the sources added without mentioning statistics.

The sources indicated that various types of light and medium weapons were used in the confrontations that took place near the “Bin Ma’eli station for oil derivatives on “Safer” road, amid news of damage to the Ma’rib gas power plant.

The gunmen of Bin Ma’eli battalion cut off the road linking between Ma’rib and Hadhramaut provinces, while military reinforcements arrived in Abida valley, according to the sources

This comes after clashes erupted between the Bin Ma’eli battalion members affiliated with the Islah party with Al-Damashiqa tribes in the Al-Dhamin area near Al-Raka point earlier this week, due to the coalition’s creation of military sites and fortifications in the area.