Al-Qaeda’s dirty hand in Yemen
A senior al-Qaeda leader in Yemen’s southern province of Hadramout appeared on Monday to declare himself as a successor to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, sources said.
The sources affirmed that the leader showed in Seiyon city and opened fire in a public market in defying the exiled Hadi’s forces.
The leader showed a vest of the explosive belt on chest, assaulting and accusing the Saudi-led coalition and Hadi’s forces of breaking into citizens houses in the province, the official added.
The Saudi forces have recruited and sent dozens of al-Qaeda terrorist elements to al-Mahrah province to threaten its political opponents in the province, according to sources familiar with matter.
The sources said that the move by those forces came in coordination with exiled Hadi’s -appointed governor of al-Mahra Rajih Bakrit.
New documents confirmed the organic, intellectual, financial and armed links between the Saudi-led war coalition, the UAE and terrorist organizations, primarily al-Qaeda and ISIS.
The new documents were found by army forces and popular committees in coalition positions when the first phase of Operation “Victory From God” was carried out in the Najran axis.
The documents found clearly show the close association of coalition militants and Hadi’s Government in the so-called “Al-Fatah Brigade” of the so-called al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
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.
In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its regional allies — mainly the united Arab Emirates and Jordan — 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 Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.