The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is seeking to gain full control of Yemen’s oil and gas fields in Shabwa province by sending more forces and mercenaries to the region, according to Saudi activists.

“The UAE has occupied the two towns of Azan and Haban in Shabwa in Eastern Yemen and has dispatched 3,000 forces to Dahar region in the province to take full control over Shabwa oil and gas,” Saudi social media activists revealed on Sunday.

The activists said the UAE sends mobs to Yemen to stir chaos in the Arab country which it wants to occupy.

The UAE mercenaries don’t dare to approach areas under control of Ansarallah movement including Assilan and Bayhan, they said, adding that the mobs are more active in areas controlled by the tribal and Sunni groups.

Back in February, a Yemeni economist revealed that Saudi Arabia is stealing Yemen’s crude reserves in bordering areas in collaboration with the French energy giant Total.

“63% of Yemen's crude production is being stolen by Saudi Arabia in cooperation with Mansour Hadi, the fugitive Yemeni president, and his mercenaries,” Mohammad Abdolrahman Sharafeddin told FNA.

“Saudi Arabia has set up an oil base in collaboration with the French Total company in the Southern parts of Kharkhir region near the Saudi border province of Najran and is exploiting oil from the wells in the region,” he added.