Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Jun 18, 2012 - 10:30:35 PM
Security lawlessness is sweeping through several parts of the country, resulting in a number of security incidents, with roadblocks set up by tribes and a foreign kidnapping case, according to one-day record of security documents sent to the Yemen Observer. Armed tribes kidnapped a Russian doctor and some nurses while in their way to Marib province on June 15.
Kidnappers, identified to be from Al Habab tribe, took the kidnapped to their main stronghold in Marib, Sirwah. The security documents said that kidnapped were taken as a ransom as tribesmen have demands from the government. “Security reinforcements from the Middle Military Zone tasked with freeing the Russian doctor failed,” the security documents said.
Elsewhere in Marib, armed tribesmen set up a checkpoint on Safer Road, the oil production area, and blocked oil carriers from going on. “A military brigade was called in to interfere but failed,” it said. Northeast of the country, a number of defected military personnel set up roadblocks at Sana’a-Hudaidah road, demanding their payments be paid.
The security documents said that the payments of those personnel were not paid as they refused orders by their defected leaders and has been in defiant since five months. In Sana’a, the capital, armed men set up roadblocks in Bilad al-Rrus, preventing heavy cars from travelling. The armed men is said to have demanded a water project for their area.
Tribes men from Bani-al-Harith district of Sana’a road blocked the main road connecting Sana’a with Amran province protest Hashid tribes’ seizure of a Bani-al-Harith car. The documents said that confrontations between the two main tribes of Yemen have been going on for some time.
In al-Mahwait province, to the north of the capital, riots by prisoners broke up in the province’s central prison to protest their “sever living condition,” which the documents attributed to the strikes in the judiciary system for more than five months. Prison riots in other two provinces have taken place recently.
In the Capital Sana’a, armed confrontations broke out between police and al-Ahmar tribesmen in al-Hasaba area, al-Ahmar main stronghold. Causalities were not stated and the reason of the fighting was because the police approach al-Ahmar areas. Across the country, around five people were killed and 70 injured as a result of a security breakdown during June 15.
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