Yemen’s leadership has mounted a major assault on a group of local tribesmen alleged to be behind last month’s attacks on the country’s main oil export pipeline and power lines that sparked fears of an impending fuel crisis (MEES, 30 November).

Coming on the back of one of the most damaging months for Yemen’s ailing energy sector, the offensive was launched in the Wadi Obeida region in Marib, and was made up of around 30 tanks and other armored vehicles. (CONTINUED - 289 WORDS)