Saudi-led coalition misuses the Yemeni oil




Officials in the exiled Hadi’s government seized 5,000 barrels of oil per day from a field in Shabwah province and exported it through a Yemeni port in the Arabian Sea, Reuters reported .

Wall Street Journal: Russia, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates are among the handful of oil producers benefiting from the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s largest oil-processing facility, as Asian buyers seek alternatives to the kingdom’s highest-quality crude.

Saudi-led coalition against Yemen , in October, at dawn held another vessel transporting oil derivatives and prevented it from entering the port of Hodeidah, bringing the total of oil ships held at sea to 12.

This comes at a time the coalition media are promoting news claiming the release of oil derivatives ships that have been held for 62 days.

Rights activists in Marib province have reported looting of oil from the Safar sector, carried out by a private company belonging to General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar and leaders of the al-Islah party ( Yemeni branch of Muslim Brotherhood), in conjunction with the exposure of similar looting from the same parties to the oil of Shabwah and Hadhramaut provinces, in the same month.

Unidentified gunmen attacked and burned an oil tanker in Shabwa province in southern Yemen.The gunmen opened fire on the oil tanker while it was on its way to Ayad area in Marib province carrying quantities of crude oil in October.

Unknown paid fighters evening blew up a crude oil pipeline in Shabwah province, eastern Yemen.A pipeline transporting crude oil from Ayadh fields in Jardan district north of Shabwah to Nushima oil port in Radhoum district east of the province was blown up in the Upper junction 22 kilometers south of Ataq, a local soure told Sputnik News Agency.

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.

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