Al-Qaeda fights in favor of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
The Saudi forces command and its governor, Rajeh Bakrit, have brought more terrorist elements from different provinces to Mahrah province, eastern Yemen, informed sources reported on Monday.
According to the sources, in the past months, dozens of al-Qaeda-affiliated operatives have been pushed into the capital of Mahrah province under the supervision of Rajeh Bakrit, the sources said.
The terrorist elements arrived at al-Gheida airport, where Saudi forces have been using it as their military barracks for nearly two years, the sources added
“The arrival of al-Qaeda elements was secured by people and leaders loyal to Rajeh Bakrit and in coordination with Saudi military leaders,” they added.
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.