A presidential committee led by the chief of staff arrived in al-Mahra province (Far east of Yemen) on Monday after tensions escalated between security forces and tribal gunmen opposing the Saudi presence in the province in the past days.
The committee is chaired by the head of the Yemeni General Staff, Lieutenant General Abdullah al-Nakh’ee, and the Deputy Minister of Interior, Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Musawa and vice-chairman of the Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance Brigade Hussein Omran.
The Committee will hold a number of meetings with local authorities, military and security leaders and the coalition in the province, and will visit the Army and security units, and a comprehensive report will be submitted to the President of the Republic on the conditions of the province, said the chief of staff, General Al- Nakh’ee, chairman of the Presidential Commission.
According to the official Media Center, Al- Nakh’ee transferred to Al-Mahrah governor the president's directives to impose the prestige of the state, order and law, maintain the security and stability of the province and distance it from security problems.
The visit comes amid mounting tension between military and security forces and tribal militants against the Saudi presence in al-Mahrah.
A few days ago, two soldiers were injured as a result of clashes between tribal gunmen and a security force after they intercepted locomotives belonging to the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia between the directorates "Shehen " and "Hat ", after which the border with the Sultanate of Oman was closed for a full day.