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Shabwah (Arabic: شبوةŠabwa) is a governorate (province) of Yemen. Its main town is Ataq.

Shabwah

شبوة
Governorate
Shabwah in Yemen.svg
CountryRepublic of Yemen
SeatAtaq
Government
 • GovernorAhmed Hamed Lamlas (Southern Transitional Council)
Area
 • Total47,728 km2 (18,428 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total668,000
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)

During the Yemeni Civil War in 2015, the province became a battleground. The battle, known as the Shabwah Campaign, ended on August 15, 2015, after forces loyal to the government of Abd Rabbah Mansour Hadi defeated Houthi rebels.[2]

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  1. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2011". Central Statistical Organisation. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Anti-Houthi fighters take Shabwa in southern Yemen advance". Reuters. MSN News. 15 August 2015. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2015.