SANA’A – In what is becoming somewhat of a routine occurrence in the Saudi-occupied parts of Yemen, several militias backed by the Saudi regime have clashed once again in heavy infighting, leaving many of their troops dead as a result.
On Sunday, different factions of the Saudi-backed mercenary forces in Ma’rib province, started shooting eachother in a bloody conflict that reportedly was caused by disagreements on how to divide the loot they had plundered.
According to Ma’rib militia leader Mohammed al-Walas, “a number of military leaders loyal to the coalition forces, worked to cut salaries of gunmen (…) which led to widespread clashes that have left dead and wounded.”
Infighting amongst Saudi-backed mercenaries is increasingly common, and has severely weakened the strength of the Saudi invasion force. These clashes often take place due to disagreements over how to rule the occupied regions, but in cases such as these also happen for much more trivial and material reasons.