6 civilians lost their lives in clashes in Yemen’s Shabwa province

A source working in the local authorities in Şebve told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the clashes in the province continued intermittently and that the tension was still at the highest level.

In the statement, it is stated that Şebve is divided into two militarily, while the parties control some parts of the city at the points they dominate militarily.

While it was stated that 6 civilians lost their lives in the last 24 hours, no official statement was made from the government or the GGK regarding the loss of life in the clashes.

According to information obtained from local sources, tensions started in Atak after Shabwa Governor Avad bin al-Wazir dismissed Special Forces Commander Abdurabbu Laakeb on 7 August.

Clashes broke out on 8 August between pro-government armed forces, Shabwa police and forces affiliated with the 30th Armored Brigade, and pro-SGK forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the news of Yemen’s official agency SABA, the Presidential Council of Yemen held an extraordinary meeting on the conflict on 9 August.

President of the Presidency Council, Rashad al-Alimi, stated that some new appointment decisions were taken after the meeting.

Alimi, who appointed Brigadier General Adil Ali bin Ali Hadi as the commander of the 30th Armored Brigade and the Atak axis in Şebve, appointed Colonel Mehim Said Muhammed Nasır as the Commander of the Special Security Forces Şebve Branch. By the decision of the Council of Ministers, Brigadier General Fuad Muhammed Salim Al-Nessi was appointed as the Chief of the Shabwa Provincial Police.

In the clashes on August 8, which broke out after the tension, 19 people, including 4 civilians, lost their lives on both sides, and no information was given about the number of injured.

Shabwa, which has a strategic location and oil resources, is located in the south of Yemen. Şebve, where El-Beyda and Ebyen are located in the west, Hadramaut, which has economic and strategic importance in the east; It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea in the south and Hadramaut and Marib in the north.

Şebve province consists of 17 cities, the center of which is Atak. With an area of ​​approximately 45 thousand square kilometers, Şebve is the third largest province in the country.

Şebve is also one of the most important areas where oil and natural gas are found in the country. Shabwa, which houses the largest gas liquefaction company in Yemen, also includes several oil fields (which currently produce 8,000 barrels of oil per day).

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