|Country||Republic of Yemen|
|• Governor||Ahmed Hamed Lamlas (Southern Transitional Council)|
|• Total||47,728 km2 (18,428 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/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.
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- "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.
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