Saudi-led coalition’s abusing of Yemeni oil pushes them to the brink of famine
Minister of Oil and Minerals Ahmed Daress said that the cost of losses in the oil and minerals sector due to the coalition’s practices estimated at over $ 23.6 billion dollars and 53.9 billion Yemeni riyals until the end of 2018.
Yemen’s Islah party (Muslim Brotherhood)’s leader accused the (UAE) of exploding oil and gas pipelines in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwah.
Leader Salem al-Awlaqi said on his Twitter account that the targeted pipelines locating in Radhom area, which is being holding by the UAE-backed paid fighters.
“The UAE militias in Ataq city, the capital of the province, were defeated and cut, but they moved to sabotage and bomb the oil pipelines in the province,” he added.
The so-called “Shabwaniya elite paid fighters” backed by the UAE kidnapped an engineering team in charge of repairing the crude oil pipeline in Shabwa province, southeast of Yemen, and took them to an unknown destination.
The engineering team was kidnapped during heading to repair the damage caused by Monday’s bombing in the crude oil pipeline extending from the oil field No. 4 in al-Oqla area to the oil port of Al-Nushayma, according to sources.
Local sources reported that paid fighters from the so-called “al-Shabawanian elite forces and southern Resistance recruits” funded by the United Arab Emirates forces took control over a military camp belonging to the top leader of Islah party, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar in Usaylan district Shabwah province, eastern Yemen.
According to the sources, the camp is the first line of defence for a strategic oil field in Shabwah province.
Member of the Political Bureau of the Ansarullah Abdul Malik al-Ajari , for his part, confirmed to stand with all the free people in the region to confront all the projects aimed to eliminate the Palestinian cause, stressing that this is the position of all Yemenis.
“The Arab and Islamic worlds have been mobilized in three summits for the sake of an oil pipeline, while the bloodshed in Syria, Yemen and Palestine, have not provoked the Arabs to call for a single summit,” 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 600,000 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.