Here’s the one who is working with al-Qaeda in Yemen!
Leaked official documents revealed that a leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization received official funding from the Saudi regime through the coalition-backed government “Hadi”, under the name of monthly salaries.
Local media circulated documents including the extradition of an al-Qaeda suspect to the United States of America on terrorism charges, “Naif Saleh al-Qaisi”, his monthly salaries from the Saudi regime that is leading the war on Yemen as governor of al-Bayda province in the exiled Hadi’s government.
Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard has launched a Twitter attack against US President Donald Trump, describing him as the “big brother and protector” of the Saudi-sponsored al-Qaeda terror group, while “fomenting bigotry against Muslims for political gain.”
She made the comments in defense of fellow Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has been targeted by President Trump because of her recent remarks about the 9/11 terror attacks.
The Washington Post highlighted that with the ISIS caliphate defeated in Syria, ISIS and Al-Qaeda militant rivalry take root in Yemen. “Both AQAP and ISIS have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Yemen to plot, direct and inspire terror attacks against the United States, its citizens and its allies around the world,” said Lt. Earl Brown, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s Central Command.
CNN said in a report on Monday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “have used US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape.”
US lawmakers of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs demanded Tuesday answers from the Trump Administration on how United States military equipment ended up in the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in Yemen, calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to hold an “urgent briefing” on details of the suspected arms transfer, first reported by CNN.
Led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, New York Democrat, the lawmakers in the letter expressed deep concern about recent reports that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have transferred United States weapons to the extremist groups.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.