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Liberation: Secret alliances between legitimacy and al-Qaeda behind al-Qati's assassination (video)

@ Aden, Newsyemen: English

2020-08-01 20:59:58

The French newspaper Libération revealed those involved in the assassination of journalist and photographer Nabil Al-Qaiti, and the existence of a secret alliance between the legitimacy kidnapped by al-Islah and the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.


The newspaper said in a report, that the alliance of legitimacy with al-Qaeda behind the assassination of Nabil al-Qayiti, and that his assassination reinforced the fears of opponents of the government, who accuse the authority of using terrorists from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


Journalists from Aden spoke to the newspaper about threats to liquidate them.


"I received a message saying, your turn will soon be there," said Salah al-Aqel, a reporter for the Russian news channel RT, who also received threats immediately after his colleague's death.

According to the newspaper, after looking for who is behind these assassinations, the fingers are pointing to the central government in exile in Riyadh with the help of al-Qaeda fighters.


"There is cooperation between the government armed forces and al-Qaeda in some provinces, whose fighters have benefited from equipment and public funds," said Fernando Carvajal, a former member of the UN Security Council's team of experts on Security Council on Security.


Abyan Front spokesman Mohammed al-Naqib said: "The so-called Yemeni army includes dozens of terrorist elements in its ranks. "We have informed our intelligence about the involvement of a senior al-Qaeda leader, Saber Abu Ali, fighting alongside them."


"Papa Al-Qaeda"


Michael Horton, a member of the Jamestown Foundation, the Institute for Research and Analysis on Terrorism, pointed to vice president Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar's responsibility: "In Yemen, known as [Al-Qaeda], it facilitated the use of militants against the Houthis and their deployment also against separatists in the south." According to the researcher, this merger dates back to the beginning of the war in Yemen in 2015. Ideologically, Al-Qaida's support for Hadi's government remains.


"Government forces are weak and are largely made up of untrained men, unlike al-Qaeda fighters," says Michael Horton.


On the morning of Tuesday, June 2, several men shot journalist and cameraman Nabil al-Qaiti, 34, in front of his home in Aden.