Tribesmen prevent Saudi forces from reaching Oman

Armed tribesmen in Al-Mahra province, eastern of Yemen, have prevented Saudi forces from reaching a border crossing port with the Sultanate of Oman.

Local sources were quoted as saying that the Saudi forces were heading from Al-Ghaydah International Airport in Al-Mahra to the Shahn border crossing Oman.

Anadolu Agency said that a number of tribal militants, opposing the Saudi military presence in Al-Mahra, had intercepted Saudi forces before their arrival at the Shahn port, adding that they had forced them to return to their camp in the Hat district.

The sources pointed out that the Saudi forces had moved towards the port under the pretext of “delivering a thermal inspection device that would be installed at the port as part of anti-smuggling measures.”