Yemenis hurt al-Qaeda organization
The security Forces in Taiz and Ibb provinces have conducted a joint campaign and raided hideouts of a criminal cell affiliated to Al-Qaeda organization that was planning to carry out criminal operations targeting citizens’ security and lives.
The cell members were moving between Ibb and Taiz provinces, according the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center.
“The operations of monitoring and follow-up to the cell movements confirmed that a large number of its members flocked to Thi al-Sefal district in Ibb and al-Taiziya district in Taiz to carry out criminal operations simultaneously in the two provinces, with planning and funding of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition,” the center said in a statement.
Yemen’s Ministry of the Interior broadcasted a recorded voice message and photograph of Abu Abdullah al-Masri, the self-declared “Emir of al-Qaeda in Taiz”, after he was arrested by Yemeni forces days ago.
“The Emir of al-Qaeda in Taiz has made serious confessions about the organisation’s relationship with the Saudi-led coalition and the armed militias in the city of Taiz,” the Interior Ministry’s Security Information Center said.
Security services in Taiz province arrested the so-called Emir together with one of the leaders of the invading coalition’s armed militias days ago in a qualitative security operation in the north-west of Taiz province.
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.