Yemen uses drones to stop Saudi coalition oil looting
The Saudi-led coalition has been looting Yemeni oil since the beginning of 2022.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that Yemen's Ansar Allah movement carried out a drone strike on a commercial port in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwah, which is mostly used by oil tankers.
The drone strike on the port took place when a tanker was offloading stolen petroleum, and there were no injuries as a result of the attack. This marks the third such attack in recent weeks.
Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson Yahya Saree tweeted that the attacks were a "warning message" meant to "prevent the continuation of the massive looting of [Yemen's] oil wealth."
أفشلت القوات المسلحة _بعون الله_ محاولةً لنهب النفط الخام عبر ميناء قنا المستخدم من قبل العدو للتهريب.— العميد يحيى سريع (@army21ye) November 10, 2022
القوات المسلحة منعت سفينةً نفطية كانت في الميناء من نهب النفط وتهريبه وذلك بعد أن وجهت لها عدة رسائل تحذيرية.
In a similar context, the Sanaa Government's Information Minister Daifallah Al-Shami confirmed in an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen that drones are today the most effective weapons in Yemen's arsenal, creating a deterrence on the battlefield.
For its part, the Yemeni Southern Movement participating in the National Dialogue Conference issued a statement in which it threatened any parties implicated in the looting of Yemeni wealth. The movement stressed that whether the companies are local, regional, or international, they should abide by the decisions of Sanaa's authorities.
The movement considered that the targeting of the port and the ship is something every Yemeni should be proud of as the heroic armed forces are performing their duty.
It is worth noting that the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi Al-Mashat, issued directives at the beginning of October to send final official letters to all companies and entities concerned with the looting of Yemeni sovereign wealth to stop their looting completely.
The leader of the Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, warned the Saudi coalition against continuing to loot Yemen's national wealth.
Yemeni Armed Forces Spokesperson Yahya Saree advised foreign companies complicit in the plundering of Yemen's wealth to take the warnings of the leader of the Yemeni Ansar Allah movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi, seriously.