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Many areas in Mahra plunged in darkness

Several areas in Yemen’s Mahra province, plunged into complete darkness for the second day in a row, as  a collective punishment carried out by the Saudi-led  coalition against the people of the province.

Badr klshat, the pro-coalition deputy governor for youth affairs, confirmed that Mahra has been witnessing a complete interruption of electricity services for nearly 45 hours, due to running out of fuel.

“The pro-coalition government and local authorities have not developed any solutions,” Klshat explained in a tweet, adding that oil derivatives traders refused to sell fuel to the government because of its failure to pay .

“Mahra province’s revenues go to the centre,” he said, without clarifying the fate of those revenues and who benefits from them.

Meanwhile, activists on social media accused the coalition of implementing a policy of collective punishment against the people of Mahra, who refused to pass deals that harm the Yemen’s national sovereignty, under the so-called “Qishn Port Leasing Agreement” to an Emirati company.


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