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Houtis planning route to Yemen oil facilities

Staff Report/Shabwa, Yemen
Filed on November 9, 2015 | Last updated on November 9, 2015 at 09.33 pm

According to sources quoted by London-based Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper, the Houthis are opening up new roads that could link Shabwa and Bayda, and that these roads are leading to the oil facilities.

Local sources in southern Yemeni governorate of Shabwa have warned that the oil and gas fields there are in danger due to expansion of the militias, while a spokesman of the Arab Coalition, Brigadier Ahmed Al Assiri, denied reports that the coalition forces were late in liberating the governorate of Taiz.

According to reports published in Arabic newspapers on Monday, Saudi woman Rema Al Greish, who arrived in Syria to join Daesh two years ago along with four of her children, sustained injuries due to the Russian bombing of Al Riqqa city, the stronghold of Daesh.

According to sources quoted by London-based Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper, the Houthis are opening up new roads that could link Shabwa and Bayda, and that these roads are leading to the oil facilities.

The sources said that the most common movements of the Houthis are at the areas that are lying between Behan directorate in Shabwa and other directorates adjacent to Al Bayda. The sources pointed out that the Houthis have put up Katyusha rocket launchers in this area, and have dug tunnels into mountains.

Elsewhere, Brigadier Ahmed Al Assiri denied that coalition forces were late in liberating the governorate of Taiz, referring to the fact that the military action is subject to many changes.

Assiri said the Arab coalition forces made success in Yemen, which could not be achieved by alliance of over 20 countries. He said, for example, the US and the NATO, which comprises 28 countries, have been in Afghanistan for 11 years, and failed to achieve what the Arab coalition had gained in seven months.

Regarding the military operations in Yemen, Al Assiri said every operation has its own confidential schedule that is not made public so that the enemy could not take it as an advantage.


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