Armed elements affiliated with the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) factions detained on Saturday dozens of tankers loaded with oil derivatives in Abyan province, southern Yemen.
“The STC members have been preventing the passage of tracks loaded with crude oil coming from Shabwa province to the ‘PetroMasila’ power station in Aden city for several days,” local sources said.
The sources explained that the armed elements did that in protest against the non-payment of their financial dues by the leaders of the STC factions for regional reasons.
The armed elements in the rest of the points affiliated with the UAE-funded factions impose huge amounts of taxes and royalties on the tankers without any legal right to allow them to pass, according to the sources.
The detention of fuel tankers, which portends an upcoming disaster in Aden Electricity, comes to pressure the STC to pay the armed elements’ financial dues for the past four months following the dismissal of 400 conscripts from several districts of Abyan.