The Brotherhood and the Houthis, and between them al-Qaeda.. Bombing the south with terrorismEnglish - الثلاثاء 28 يونيو 2022 الساعة 11:02 ص
The Brotherhood of Yemen, along with al-Houthi, believes that the restoration of al-Qaeda terrorist activity in the southern governorates; It represents a common goal for both of them in obstructing the steps of the Presidential Command Council to end the coup, obstructing efforts to establish peace, and hitting attempts at peaceful settlements, by dragging the south into a new war, after it was bombed with terrorists and dragged into chaos, in an attempt to recreate the scenario of 2015-2016, when the southern military elites were able to And the security belts to defeat terrorism from the south.
The Legitimacy Brothers legitimized the movement and activity of al-Qaeda in the southern areas controlled by Brotherhood leaders, and the terrorist elements wore military uniforms, handed over the army’s weapons, and provided great facilities to these elements by providing food and camps, and entrusted them with the task of revenge against the elite soldiers and the security belt.
The Brotherhood and the Houthi militia depend on the terrorist organization to carry out acts of chaos and adopt assassinations, towards everyone who stands in front of their suspicious project, which is based on an agenda that serves the interests of their regional supporters.
The Brotherhood of Yemen shares with al-Qaeda in many intellectual and ideological aspects between the two parties, and their union with the Houthi militia has common goals represented in fighting common enemies that conflict with their interests, and their quest to extend control over strategic areas that provide support for their wars against their enemies.
The dream of Al-Qaeda and the Brotherhood
At the beginning of 2015, al-Qaeda had managed to control the city of Mukalla, as well as the city of Zinjibar, the center of Abyan governorate, and the nearby city of Jaar, but it suffered a series of defeats, thanks to the southern military elites and security belts, which were supported by the Arab coalition and contributed to its training, so it was able to defeat al-Qaeda. From the areas it controlled in Mukalla, Abyan, Shabwa, Al Bayda and Lahj, and the liberation of Aden from the Houthi militia in mid-July 2015, and the rejection of any presence of the Brotherhood, after exposing their plots to destabilize the south, and those defeats overthrew the dream of al-Qaeda and the Brotherhood in forming an Islamic emirate in the south.
After the expulsion of al-Qaeda elements from the south, these elements were stranded after the material support was cut off from them, so the legitimate brothers took advantage of those remnants by absorbing those who had experience in guerrilla wars, and including them in armed military battalions, which were formed within the strength of the Brotherhood’s army, with funding from their supporter Qatar, in addition to The inclusion of al-Qaeda prisoners who were smuggled from prisons into these armed battalions, and the appointment of members of the organization to leadership positions in the army, such as Mahran al-Qubati, commander of the Fourth Brigade in the presidential protection.
While the Houthi militia had provided a safe haven for Al-Qaeda elements in Al-Bayda governorate, and sought to coordinate with these elements to open a new front towards the governorates of Shabwa and Abyan and encircle the south, the Brotherhood forces had created the atmosphere
For the terrorist organization to return to its terrorist operations in Abyan and Hadramout, of which Brotherhood forces are deployed in parts of them, where the attacks of the terrorist organization target the southern forces, to reveal the clear engagement between the Houthis and the Brotherhood and their alliance with al-Qaeda, to target military and security leaders, and to destabilize the security and stability of the south, to pave the way for the return of terrorism in the south .
The military wing of the Brotherhood
During the 2011 crisis that was fabricated by the "Islah Party", the arm of the Brotherhood in Yemen, which led the country to chaos, al-Qaeda managed to expand its presence in many areas, and carried out a series of terrorist attacks, taking advantage of the chaos and instability, after finding an opportunity in front of it to expand His presence in different regions of the country, with “Saleh” preoccupied with this crisis that stopped the war against terrorism, in addition to the fact that the Yemeni brothers and Al-Qaeda obtained, at the time, huge sums of money from Qatar, in excess of one billion dollars, directly and indirectly, with the aim of overthrowing the regime and delivering the Brotherhood to authority, and support for "Al-Qaeda" in expanding its presence in the south
And in response to his gratitude to those who gave him this opportunity to expand, Al-Qaeda carried out a series of assassinations and terrorist acts for the benefit of the Brotherhood, targeting prominent southern military and civilian leaders, and Al-Qaeda emerged as a military wing of the Brotherhood.
An old jihadist relationship
The Brotherhood in Yemen has an old relationship with Al-Qaeda, extending back to before the emergence and establishment of the terrorist organization. The link in this relationship was Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani and Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, who had a role in recruiting young people who formed the first nucleus of Al-Qaeda in Yemen. After they were sent to fight in the ranks of the jihadists in Afghanistan in the eighties of the last century, after they were saturated with the thoughts, sermons and fatwas of Al-Zindani, and were trained in the camps of Ali Mohsen
The returnees from Afghanistan established the first jihadist organization in mid-1997, they called it the "Islamic Army of Aden - Abyan", which was the first nucleus of Al-Qaeda, for which two branches were established in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, which were later merged into one organization called "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula" and the founders chose Yemen is the seat of this terrorist organization.
The Arab crisis with Qatar revealed the undeclared alliance between the Yemeni Brotherhood and the Houthi militia loyal to Iran, after the Brotherhood publicly adopted the project of this political alliance.
And in July 2014, the Brotherhood concluded a political deal with the leader of the Houthi militia, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, related to stopping the fighting against the Houthis, under ostensible claims that there are regional countries that want to inflame the conflict between them, especially after declaring the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
The rapprochement between the Brotherhood and the Houthis would not have been possible without the existence of regional understandings between the countries that sponsor the two terrorist militias, and which provide them with all kinds of material and military support.