Large convoys roll through the streets as State of emergency has been declared in Yemen’s Hadhramaut today

The Yemeni army on Monday declared a temporary curfew and state of emergency in a part of the eastern Hadhramaut province, according to a statement issued by military commanders and local authorities in Hadhramaut.

The move, which applies to Hadhramaut’s Dawan directorate, also reportedly involves the deployment of fresh military reinforcements to the area.

“With a view to guaranteeing local security, we have been obliged to impose a state of emergency in Dawan,” read a statement issued jointly by the army’s Hadhramaut-based Second Military Zone Command and local authorities in the Dawan directorate.

Both the state of emergency and the accompanying nighttime curfew, which the army insists are only temporary, went into effect on Monday.

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