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As fuel crisis hits Sanaa, Houthi militias revive black market

20 liters of gasoline are sold for the price of 3600 riyals, while in the black market; it is sold for 7000 riyals

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Yemen's Houthi and Salah militias, for ended all distribution of petroleum products in gas stations, shifting most of the quantities to the black market run by subsidiary elements.

Witnesses confirmed that a severe crisis reared again in the capital Sanaa Tuesday evening. Long queues of customers waited in front of the state oil gas station, now under the influence of the militias in the capital Sanaa.

20 liters of gasoline are sold for the price of 3600 riyals, while in the black market; it is sold for 7000 riyals.

In this context, a banking source in Sanaa revealed that the militias attempted to reanimate the fuel black market in an attempt to raise and collect more money, which is being transferred to the private accounts of rebel leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, who oversees the exchange rate conversion to manage and finance the militia war.

Meanwhile, the militias abstained for the third month from paying the salaries and wages of the military personals and civilians amid a wave of discontent and complaints among citizens.