Saudi Arabia Gives Green Light to Al-Qaeda’s Deployment in Southern Yemen
“Saudi Arabia has stationed a large number of al-Qaeda terrorists around the strategic strait of Bab al-Mandeb in Southern Yemen in line with a US plot to increase its military presence there,” Khalil Abdullah told FNA on Sunday.
Abdullah also said that Saudi Arabia has asked its Sudanese mercenaries to advance towards Ta’iz and Lahij provinces.
“Hundreds of Al-Qaeda terrorists are now in Southwestern Yemen and they have pointed their artillery at the strategic Bab al-Mandeb Strait,” Abdullah said.
On Saturday, Yemeni Popular Forces’ Commanders announced that Washington has stirred security threats in Southern Yemen to find an excuse for the presence of the US troops there.
“The security turmoil in Southern Yemen is a US plot to occupy the country,” Ansarullah commander Abdullah al-Nassiri told FNA.
Al-Nassiri reiterated that the US, the UAE and Saudi Arabia are cooperating hard to continue their occupation of Yemen.
Last Sunday, Ansarullah Movement’s Spokesman Mohammad Abdulsalam strongly condemned the US for dispatching its military servicemen to a military base in Lahij province in Southern Yemen.
“The presence of the US soldiers in Yemen is blatant violation of Yemen’s national sovereignty,” Ansarullah Movement’s Spokesman Mohammad Abdulsalam wrote on his Twitter account and in reaction to the deployment of the US troops in Southern Yemen.
He underlined that the Ansarullah movement condemns the US deployment in Southern Yemen.
Abdulsalam underlined that the occupying forces should leave Yemen and take their military hardware with them.
“When we declared that Al-Qaeda and the ISIL are present in the Southern parts of Yemen and the Yemeni army should take the responsibility to confront them, (fugitive President) Mansour Hadi and Riyadh denied the same; now who is going to be accountable,” Ansarullah spokesman said.
Also last Saturday, Ansarullah in a statement condemned the US deployment in the Southern parts of Yemen.
“This action is in line with Washington’s colonial goals and is blatant aggression against Yemen,” part of the statement read.
The statement reiterated that the Yemeni people irrespective of their political inclinations are against the US troops’ deployment in their country.
“The UN and world countries should not remain silent about the US military intervention in Yemen,” it added.
The statement described the US redeployment of special forces in Southern Yemen a dangerous move at a time when political efforts and peace talks are underway in Kuwait for putting an end to war and suffering of the Yemeni people
Ansarullah’s statement came after the US Army deployed 100 special forces in Southern Yemen.
The Pentagon said last Friday that it sent the US special operations forces back to Yemen to provide training and assistance to an Arab coalition to allegedly fight al Qaeda militants in the fractured country.
The US troops with full military equipment have been stationed in al-And military base in Southern Yemen.