Yemen: Document exposes Saudi coalition support for Al-Qaeda in Baydah

The Yemen Press Agency has reported that a southern journalist has posted a document purporting to show the extent of the relationship between the US-supported, Saudi-led coalition and the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the central Yemeni province of Al-Baydah.

“An official document from the al-Humiqani tribe warns Saudi-led coalition against sending weapons to terrorist organizations through the Al-Rashad Party,  Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist Abdul Rahman Abu al-Harith al-Humiqani, who is affiliated with Daesh,” said Salah Bin Laghbar, posted on Twitter. He speculated that it is part of escalat ions by Saudi-backed terrorist forces against the south, in which UAE-backed separatists are presently in control of the UN-recognised government’s de facto capital, Aden. The letter was addressed to the commander of the Saudi-led coalition, Brigadier General Mujahid Al-Otaibi.

“We affirm that the upper hand of the armed forces will reach all forces of aggression and their mercenaries wherever they are,” he said.

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