EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Regime Using Al-Qaeda Terrorists to Hold Back Ansarullah Fighters
Saudi Arabia plans to supply al-Qaeda terrorists operating in Yemen’s Hadramout province with more weapons and other tools of war, in an attempt to push back the Ansarullah fighters and force them to retreat, a military source revealed.
An unnamed source told Fars News Agency on Monday that the Saudi regime is trying to deliver more weapons and other supplies to Yemen through the Wadia crossing, seeking to reinforce al-Qaeda terrorists and weaken the popular fighters.
The Saudi plan is mainly aimed at sapping the strength of steadfast Ansarullah fighters who have so far made huge gains in their fight against the Saudi-backed terrorists wreaking havoc in the Muslim country, the source added.
The source also said that Saudi Arabia attempts to enter Yemen from the vast plains of Hadramout province, adding that out in the open the Saudi soldiers will be sitting ducks for Yemeni fire.
Yemeni Major General Khalid al-Barayemi said on Saturday that the revolutionary forces have found chemical weapons in several Saudi trucks bound for areas under terrorists’ control.
He added that the substances seized can be used for producing Sarin gas which is a deadly weapon.
Al-Barayemi also said there is sufficient evidence that Turkish planes have recently delivered weapons into Yemen’s soil under the cover of humanitarian aid, implying that the chemical weapons susbstances might have been transited from Turkey.
The Yemeni official further said that Yemen’s fugitive president Mansour Hadi spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyib Erdogan two months ago, during which he sought Ankara’s military aid.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for twelve days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has killed at least 887 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Saudi Arabia is known to be the main backer and financier of terrorist groups in the region. A few months ago, US Vice-President Joe Biden blamed Riyadh for its direct role in support of various terrorist groups in the region, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Nusra Front.
The monarchy has also been supplying ISIL and Nusra Front terrorists with chemical weapons and chemical ingredients for building such weapons.
Back in August 21, 2013, a chemical attack was launched on residents in Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital. The western and some Arab countries pointed the finger of blame at Bashar al-Assad, but the story didn’t end there.
Dale Gavlak, a Middle East correspondent for Mint Press News who has reported from Amman, Jordan, writing for the Associated Press, NPR and BBC, revealed a shocking story through Mint Press News. Dale is an expert in Middle Eastern affairs and covers the Levant region, writing on topics including politics, social issues and economic trends. Dale holds a M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago.
Dale Gavlak wrote on Mint Press, “From numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerged. They disclosed that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the gas attack.”
“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lived in Ghouta, according to Gavlak’s report.
Adam Entous of the Wall Street Journal said that Prince Bandar and his Saudi Intelligence Agency manufactured “evidence” that the Syrian government had used sarin gas prior to the al-Ghouta attack.
Entous stated during a Democracy Now interview, “Bandar’s intelligence agency concluded that chemical weapons were being used on a small scale by the regime. Followed by that, the Brits and the French were convinced of the same conclusion. It took US intelligence agencies really until June to reach that conclusion.”
Gavlak was later threatened by AP and Saudi officials to back off, “or wait for dire consequences”.
Following the US-Israeli-Saudi plot, Syria was made to give up its chemical weapons under the United States’ threat of imminent attack if otherwise; neighboring Israel kept their nuclear warheads, and the anti-government terrorists in Syria kept their chemical arms.
Turkey has also had a major role in supplying chemical arms to the terrorists in the region.
In October, 2013 Turkish newspaper Aydinlik Daily reported that Luftu Turkkan, a Member of the Parliament for Turkey’s MHP, had brought the claim that the Sarin that was used by foreign-backed terrorists in Syria to the agenda of Turkey’s Parliament.
Turkkan’s and the MHP’s initiative added to the growing domestic and international pressure that was mounting against the AKP government of Turkey’s Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Davotoglu, for Turkey´s involvement in the unconventional and undeclared war against Syria.
The MHP and Turkkan claim, along with many others, that Turkey’s AKP government was giving militant groups connected to Al-Qaeda free reigns to operate in Turkey, wrote Aydinlik Daily. Lüftü Türkkan has directed a number of questions to Foreign Minister Ahmed Davotoglu in parliament, stating among others:
“In the Tunisian press, it has been claimed that the materials used in the production of chemical weapons were taken by armed groups in Libya to Syria via Turkey; . … The claims include that the Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Sharia) organization has produced both mustard gas and sarin in Libya and brought it via Turkey to Syria.”
Aydinlik Daily reported that Türkkan then proceeded, asking a number of questions to Foreign Minister Ahmed Davotoglu, focusing among others on Turkey assisting the armed groups with transferring the chemicals to Syria via Turkey.
Two months earlier in August 2013, Head of the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) Hakan Fidan disclosed that two cargos of the poisonous Sarin gas which had been smuggled from Libya to his country continued their path to Georgia and Bulgaria.
On May 30 same year, Turkish media reported that the country’s security forces had confiscated two kilograms of sarin in addition to artillery from raids at the homes of 12 members of the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front. The raids occurred in Adana, a southern city situated 93 miles (150 km) from the Syrian border.
The arrests occurred just weeks after 52 people were killed and hundreds were injured during car bomb attacks in Reyhanli on May 11.
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov in a press conference in Moscow on May 31 urged Ankara to investigate the arrests and unveil the details.
Sarin is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the UN Resolution 687. When providing information to Swiss TV on May 5, Carla Del Ponte stated that a report by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on chemical weapons in Syria indicated that foreign-aided Syrian opposition had used the agent.