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Tue - 30 Jun 2020 - 02:30 AM ،،،

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 Yemen's economic crisis continues to intensify because of the practices of the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

There is an acute shortage of petroleum products in Yemeni capital Sana'a. This comes at the time the Houthis hold back hundreds of tanker trucks full of gasoline and diesel and restrict their distribution to the outlets they control.

The shortages are opening the door for black market dealings to thrive. However, black market traders are raising the prices of petroleum products in unimaginable manners. The same is happening in the case of other commodities that are also disappearing and are sold at the black market for prices far higher than their original prices.

The Houthi militia has reserved a place at the premises of the National Petroleum Company for refueling their cars. Ordinary Yemenis are not allowed to refuel their cars in the same places.