Tribal forces in Shabwah threaten full-on war on mercenary units

Tribal forces in Shabwah threaten full-on war on mercenary units

Bayhan tribes in Shabwah province, eastern Yemen, threatened on Thursday to declare war on the “Al-Amaliqa Brigades” factions loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, whose violations against citizens in the province have expanded.

The sheikhs and notables of “Al Orif” tribe confirmed in a statement that they would not accept the existing humiliation and arbitrariness by the faction leaders and their elements in Bayhan.

The tribes’ threat to the “Al-Amaliqa” factions came after the death of one of their sons, Hussein Abdullah al-Raqabi al-Orifi, last Sunday, by the factions’ gunfire near a military point.

The statement called on all the tribes of Baihan to rally in the “Al-Harajah” area to stand against the violations of the UAE-backed factions, and to determine the honorable public opinion of all the tribes.

This comes after a member of “Al-Amaliqa” opened fire on Al-Orifi following a technical malfunction that hit his car near one of the military points.