UN report: Saudi Arabia and UAE have contributed to the spread of al Qaeda in Yemen

A UN report revealed that UAE’s support for armed groups, the practice of illegal detention and enforced disappearance in Yemen.

The group of experts of the International Sanctions Committee on Yemen said in a report that these groups receive direct funding and assistance from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, pointing out that one of these groups in Taiz is led by a person named Abu al-Abbas Salafi, financed by the UAE, who allowed al-Qaeda elements to spread in Yemen.

The report, which is being kept secret by members of the Security Council since it was received earlier this month, was quoted by a news agency, media and human rights organizations as Human Rights Watch as saying that the UAE runs directly and through local agents to escape accountability in some southern Yemeni governorates.

The group of experts – who prepared the report – expressed concern that those members of the Saudi alliance, were deliberately hiding behind it, to spare themselves responsibility for abuses committed by their forces during air strikes.
The team documented a truck intercepted in Dubai and its number (Dubai 13933) on 27 November at a checkpoint near Marib, and it was found to have enough components for the manufacture of 30 C-1 reconnaissance aircraft.
The Panel is currently in the process of tracking the applications for those elements with identification marks for the manufacturer and supplier of chain.

The secret report pointed out that the Saudi alliance imposed a de facto ban on the entry of journalists and some non-governmental organizations to Yemen, and sources indicate that the panel of experts of the International Sanctions Committee in Yemen will complete its investigations around the submission of the final report at the end of this year.