Aden attacks prove Houthi aims unified with terrorist groups': KSA

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-08-01 | Since 4 Month

((Huge destruction following bobby-trapped car explosion outside police center in Aden))

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The Houthi Thursday attacks in the southern port city of Aden, which leftscores of soldiers killed or injured, evidently prove that Houthi aims are unified with those of ISIS and Qaeda, said the Saudi Arabia.

The coincident attacks by the "Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militias targeting the security and stability in the capital of Aden are strong indication that their goals are combined to [those of] their terrorist sisters," the Saudi ambassador to Yemen tweeted.

On Thursday, the Houthi group claimed responsibility for targeting a military parade for Arab coalition and Yemeni army forces in Aden, seat of the Yemeni internationally-recognized government.

Houthi drone air force and missile force launched a joint operation on a military parade at the Jala'a (independence) camp in Boraiqa district of Aden, said Houthi spokesman.

The "parade was targeted with a Qasif K2 drone and a medium-range ballistic missile undeclared so far," Yahiya Sarie added.

 ((Huge destruction following bobby-trapped car explosion outside police center in Aden))

The attack occurred few minutes after a bobby-trapped car had exploded outside a police center in Sheikh Othman, another district of Aden, killing and wounding a number of policemen. No party has immediately claimed responsibility.

The air attack has killed 32 and injured other tens, including a senior command loyal to the United Arab Emirates, said informed sources.

Muneer al-Yafeie (called AbilYamam), Commander of the first brigade in the UAE-backed Security Belt (SB) forces, was among the dead, the sources added.

The car bomb greatly damaged the police center and neighboring residential buildings in a populated area, local sources told Debriefer.

Yemen has been racked by a 4-year bloody conflictbetween the internationally-recognized Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.

Separately, the Houthi group said Thursday it had listed SB leaders and personnel as targeted by its missile attacks.

Houthis have decided to addall SB commanders into theirnext targets, Al-Jazeera TV quoted a Houthi leader as saying.

"We don't target police centers, but rather military bodies," Mohamed al-Bokhaiti added, although his group had already fired ballistic missiles at police and security centers in Lahj and Aden.

The rebel escalation against the Emirati-backed SB forces comes few days after the UAE pulled out troops from Yemen.

Observers think the attacks aim at confusing Yemeni official and unofficial forces.

Following the Houthi attack, a leader at the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) blamed the official government and "elements infiltrated" therein.

Given the "martyrdom of heroes .., hysterical language against the south by elements from both legitimacy and Houthis, and the presence of uncontrolled number of the so-called displaced people in Aden, while we are in war, we should review matters before it's too late," Ahmed bin Farid al-Olaqi added on Twitter.

Locals also raised questions on the "absence of [Patriot] the UAE-run air defense systems that had already intercepted many Houthi attacks on SB forces in Aden."


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