Three members of the government forces were injured in clashes Monday morning with the Shabwani elite forces of the Transitional Council, backed by the United Arab Emirates in the area of Almarwaha in the Directorate of Jardan northwest of Shabwa.
Armed militias of the “elite” had stationed in the Al-Marwaha area of the Jardan district in an attempt to control the oil pipeline, a source said.
The source pointed out that armed groups refused to leave the scene despite a tribal mediation yesterday, which led to the outbreak of clashes between the parties.
The Transitional Council, which is backed by the United Arab Emirates, seeks to control oil sites and pipelines. The transitional has established a number of camps near oil sites and installations.