Secessionists’ rise presents new challenges in Yemen

Moves by Yemen’s southern secessionists pose a further threat to the country’s gas and LNG infrastrucure Moves by Yemen’s southern secessionists pose a further threat to the country’s gas and LNG infrastrucure.
By Verity Ratcliffe 9 February 2018 0 29507
An LNG carrier at Balhaf. An LNG carrier at Balhaf. (Yemen LNG)

The splintering of the coalition of forces fighting the Houthi militants in Yemen has added a new threat to gas and LNG infrastructure in the war-torn country.

Yemen’s southern secessionists, led by the United Arab Emirates-funded Southern Transitional Council (STC), moved to take control of Aden – previously home to the internationally recognised government of Yemen – at the end of January.

The STC, which until recently had fought against the Houthis alongside pro-government forces, wants to create a new state resembling the People’s Democratic Republic of...

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