Here is how UAE angers Yemeni tribal leaders
United Arab Emirates -backed paid fighters on Tuesday prevented a tribal and military delegation from entering Ataq city in Shabwah province.The move came under a pretext that the tribal and military delegation carried weapons.The delegation came from Osyland city in the province to meet the new governor appointed by Saudi-backed exiled Hadi’s.
A leader in the so-called Southern Transitional Council (NTC), funded by the UAE forces , on Monday confirmed that Hashim al-Ahmar militias, which controls the Al-Wadieah crossing, has gone on and increased its thugs to an unprecedented extent.A member of the southern Transitional Presidency, Ali Abdallah al-said, “Hashem al-Ahmar militias occupied by the crossing border in Hadramawt desert and established an armed point 3 km from the port of the Al-Wadieah.The move came in order to impose tariffs on tankers and passenger buses in exchange for allowing them to pass, he added.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 60,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
However, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the US in its brutal war on Yemen. Washington has deployed a commando force on the Arab kingdom’s border with Yemen to help destroy arms belonging to Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement. Washington has also provided logistical support and aerial refueling.