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Security chaos in Wadi Hadramout with political recruitment (report)

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الجمعة, 08 سبتمبر, 2017 04:48 مساءً

The districts of Wadi Hadramout in eastern Yemen witnessed an escalation in assassinations and armed robbery during August. The assassinations varied in terms of the targeted figures between the soldiers and the civilians.
 
Last Thursday, the towns of Sayoun and Shibam witnessed two assassinations targeting two soldiers in the National Army. The most prominent One of them was an officer of Intelligence of the 10th Brigade in the Fifth Military Region, Captain Mohammed Ali Mohammed Al-Hussam, while he was leaving a mosque in Qoton city. .
 
Statistics
 
According to "Almawqea Post, in the month of August, Wadi Hadramout witnessed nine assassinations, six of them targeted army officers and soldiers, while three of them targeted civilians, in addition to a bank robbery and kidnapping a civilian.
 
In July, five people were killed in four assassinations, while one was shot. In addition, a robbery was carried out by gunmen at a government petrol station in Shibam.
 
Examining the identity of the victims, it is expected that there may be parties aiming to overthrow the cities of Wadi Hadramout in security chaos, for the purposes of political extortion, so the perpetrators are not belonging to Al-Qaeda only.
 
The assassinations and robberies were concentrated in Qoton city, Shabam and Sayoun.
 
Hadramout Valley is under the responsibility of the first military zone under the command of Maj. Saleh Taimas. The first zone is the only one that has remained cohesive of all its military units. It declared its allegiance to legitimacy after the start of the grueling storm in March 2015. It remained neutral and did not participate in the war against the coup.
 
Emirati absence
 
The districts of Wadi Hadramout are the only geographical spots in the southern governorates of Yemen which are completely devoid of any presence of the UAE forces or its affiliated units. There is an airport located in Sayoun, which is one of the two airports, along with Aden airport to transport the Yemenis to the world, and thats after the closure of Sana'a airport and changing Al-Rayan airport to a camp of the UAE forces in Al-Mukhla city.
 
The governor of Hadramout Major General Faraj Salemin Al-Bahsani revealed in a television interview about the efforts of transfering the experience of the elite forces to Wadi Hadramout, noting that it is now in the step of formation, he said.
 
Which is likely to be an investment by the UAE to the state of security chaos witnessed by the Hadramout Valley for the expansion and deployment of the elite forces of Hadramout .
 
In a meeting last week with the Presidency of the "Hadramout Conference," the governor Al-Bahsani reviewed the security and stability situation in the cities of Hadramout coast, which is under the control of the elite forces of Hadramout.
 
He pointed to the need to find successful solutions to the security chaos in the cities of Hadramout Valley and to work hard to end these security imbalances, which is likely to be an attempt to get the support of the Hadramout Conference to spread the elite forces in the cities of the valley.
 
Saudi presence
 
Saudi Arabia recently oversaw the graduation of 1,000 soldiers from the First Military Region as counter-terrorism forces, reflecting the Kingdom's concern over the security of its southern border ,so it made sure of its direct supervision without assigning the mission to the UAE, as has been the case in the rest of the southern cities.
 
The governorate's deputy director for the districts of the valley and the desert Issam al-Kathiri, Major General Saleh Mohammad Taimas, commander of the first military zone, and the military instructors from Saudi Arabia, attended the graduation ceremony held at the headquarters of the first military zone.While the absence of the governor Al-Bahsani was noticed.
 
"This specialized course in the field of counter-terrorism will be a step forward and will be fully prepared to carry out the tasks entrusted to it," Major General Taimas said, praising the role of the Saudi-led coalition forces in their efforts to train the batch.
 
The Saudi trained counter-terrorism team came out after President Hadi met with the commanders of the first and second military zone in Riyadh in mid-July. The meeting between the two leaders reflects the fears of the political leadership of an Emirati presence in the valley's cities.
 
According to the official news published in the official news agency "Saba", President Hadi called for the need for integration and unification of work and security and military procedures in all regions and units under the supervision of the governor of the province, head of the Military and Security Committee in the province.
 
Expansion attempts
 
The elite forces have launched a limited security operations said that it aims to hunt down elements of Al-Qaeda in Al-Dalea district, who had targeted a security point in Dogn district , both of the two provinces are subject to the power of the first military zone, but soon stopped attempts to expand after the meeting of President with the two Maj. Generals.
 
The commander of the first military zone, Major General Saleh Taimas, survived an assassination attempt in late June, while he and his bodygaurds were wounded.
 
He was shot by gunmen while he was in a mediation committee in the area of Jaima in Shibam district. He was then treated in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
 
The province of Hadramout occupies about 50% of the total area of ​​the Yemeni-Saudi border (2000 km2) according to the Jeddah agreement in 2000.
 
It also represents the districts of the valley and the largest desert in terms of area and population, and focus fields of crude oil production in several sectors.
 
The arrival of foreign experts
 
The "Sputnik" Russian agency published a report that indicates the arrival of British experts to the province of Hadramout last Friday to assess the security situation sector (10) Khareer oil in Wadi Hadramout.
 
The agency quoted a labor source saying that the visit was aimed at preparing special reports to assess the security situation in sector 10, which was operated by French company Total and delivered to the Yemeni government in late December, which handed it over to local Petromsila.
 
Pointing out that the visit comes under the calls of the Yemeni government to foreign oil companies to return to the operation of the sector (10) Khareer, but those companies stipulated that the security situation is excellent, so that the resumption of operation of the sector after the next Eid Al-Adha.
 
The file of oil production revenues was the most important reasons for the dismissal of the governor of Hadramaut former Major General Ahmed Ben Brik after failing to supply revenues to the Central Bank in the Yemeni temporary capital Aden under the pretext of discount Hadramout share of the oil wealth before the supply to the Central bank, under the guidance of Emiratis according to informed sources for "Almawqea post ", an that is after President Hadi's visit to Hadramout province at the end of December 2016.
 
It seems that the tone of Hadramout's share of the oil wealth will be the spearhead in the speech of officials loyal to the UAE in order to put pressure on the legitimacy government, which is confirmed by Governor Al-Bassani saying that "Hadramaut will take all its rights from the oit wealth and this is what we are working on and is vigorous, but the direction of our work will take the Systematic and institutional nature. "
 
Raise oil production
 
The Yemeni government plans to increase oil shipments produced from the oil sector in the province of Hadramout.
 
According to private sources for "Almawqea Post", the government aims to double the amount of crude oil produced by Petromsila by 200 thousand barrels during the month to meet the lack of liquidity and public spending needs.
 
The UAE forces, which are part of the Arab coalition forces in the interim capital Aden, are accused of obstructing the supply of air cash to Aden airport by canceling 13 flight permits, which were prepared to meet the salaries of state employees in the military and civilian services.
 
The government approved a crude oil sales plan at the beginning of June to sell two million barrels of oil from the same sector in Hadramout to the global market at the price of Brent, the highest price in US dollars, the same period during which assassinations increased and armed robbery in the cities of the valley.
 
The government resumed the oil production process in early August 2016 in some of the main fields of Petromsila, specifically in sectors 10 and 14, which are one of the largest oil sectors in Yemen.
 
Therefore, there is a delayed conflict in the cities of Wadi Hadramout to control the fields of oil production, which may be a new instrument of adaptation added to its predecessors to undermine the legitimacy government through the scenario of "bite fingers" prevail for those who scream next.
 
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