UAE forces close roads to Hadhramaut oil export port after numerous explosions reported

UAE forces close roads to Hadhramaut oil export port after numerous explosions reported

The UAE forces on Monday closed all roads leading to Al-Dhaba oil port in Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen, until further notice, a local source said.

The source reported that this came after the unknown explosions that rocked the vicinity of the port, without mentioning losses or casualties in the port.

The international road leading to Al-Dhaba area was closed for security reasons, he added.

In 2016, the UAE imposed its control over the Al-Dhaba oil port, far from the confrontations with the Yemeni armed forces, after the farcical play of Al-Qaeda elements in the city of Mukalla, which led to the Emirati forces taking control of the city and Al-Rayyan airport and turning it into a joint military base for the American and British forces.

The Saudi-led aggression coalition countries use the port of Al-Dhaba, located on the Arabian Sea, to loot more than 2 million barrels of crude oil every two months from the Hadhramaut fields, according to the statements of the oil minister of the pro-coalition government.

Yemeni armed forces carried out a warning military operation on October 21, during which they prevented a Greek ship from transporting crude oil, demanding the opening of Sana’a airport and the port of Hodeidah, and the payment of the Yemeni employees salaries that have been suspended since the end of 2016, after the coalition moved the Central Bank to Aden.

The aggression coalition countries plundered nearly $13 billion from Yemeni crude oil revenues between the years 2018 to 2021, according to statements made by member of the national negotiating delegation, Abdul-Malik al-Ajri, last August.

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