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Al-Maraqisha Tribe in Abyan Vows to Protect Members

National Yemen Exclusive

The al-Maraqisha tribes in Abyan governorate demanded that the authorities apprehend the attackers who attempted to assassinate Colonel Ahmed Ali Mitrees, deputy director of political security in Abyan and a member of al-Maraqisha tribe, who survived an improvised explosive device placed in front of his car last weekend.

The statement of the al-Maraqisha, one of the largest tribes in Abyan, also demanded authorities bear responsibility for the frequent attacks to which security officers are exposed.  It stated that the tribe is capable of protecting its members, and that authorities have abandoned their responsibilities, and failed to provide security and facilities, adding that Colonel Mitrees had no security guards, nor a security convoy, but traveled in his own car.