Shabwa Tribes experienced terrifying night at Monday’s dawn when Islah (Yemen’s brotherhood) decided the military decision in Nisab district, where battles have been taking place with the tribes for days.
Tribal sources revealed on horrific crimes committed by Islah militias in the district whose tribes declared rebellion against Islah’s authority, demanding to hand over the province to its residents and end fighting in Abyan.
Sources said that Islah militias started at midnight artillery and missile shelling, besides tanks in all villages of Nisab district. Noting that the bombardment operation In Abdan area, continued until morning and resulted in the collapse of dozens homes, injuring 5 children from one family, and killing a pregnant woman from “Al Shams” family.
Sources confirmed the killing and wounding of 13 people of the tribes ’sons and armed men in Nisab, Noting that Islah forces began at morning crawling with tanks to the tribal militants strongholds, stationed in the directorate’s market, high school, and Koura and Jafra regions.
Islah factions were able to control these areas and force tribal militants to withdraw from district’s center after executing their leader, Farid Awad El-Diouli.
Islah forces continued its arrests campaign chasing the tribes and did not exclude even the grandson of Sultan al-Awalq Walid bin Muhammad al-Awlaki.
Security committee also circulated names and pictures of tribal gunmen believed to be involved in Shabwa fighting.
recent steps of Islah raised widespread discontent among activists and social leaders in Shabwa, on top of which Hadi’s advisor, Sheikh Awad Ibn Al-Wazir, who described Hadi’s forces as militias, indicating that the province kidnapped by “gangs”.
Ibn al-Wazir said in a statement that Shabwa tribes with “Hadi legitimacy and not groups” accusing Islah of being behind latest developments.
Islah are trying since the end of last week to silence tribal voices calling for his departure from oil plateau, similar to the demands of Wadi Hadhramaut tribes.