Ansarullah: Reports of Losses in Aden Not True
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has rejected as “mere lies” recent reports that militants loyal to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have advanced in the southern port city of Aden, Al-Alam News Network reports.
Mohammed Abdulsalam, Ansarullah’s spokesman, wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday that the propaganda by pro-Saudi media on the advance of pro-Hadi militants is a “mere lie.”
Abdulsalam emphasized that Yemeni Ansarullah fighters managed to foil attempts by Saudi-backed elements to capture Aden, and took full control of the affairs in the strategic city.
He also rejected reports that the Yemeni fighters had been caught off guard in Aden, saying the Popular Committees have killed many terrorist leaders and arrested a number of Saudi-sponsored mercenaries in the troubled southern city.
According to the Ansarullah official, the latest developments in Aden demonstrate that ‘Saudi stooges and al-Qaeda terrorists have no position among the people in Aden and the entire Yemen.’
He further hailed the courage of the Yemeni army and the Popular Committees, saying their main objective is to defend the country against enemies and Takfiri militants from the al-Qaeda and ISIL terrorist groups.