As accusations of Islah party complicity with Houthis increased

Southern leader demands coalition to stop supporting "legitimate" gov. after being abandoned in Hajoor

Aden (Debriefer)
2019-03-13 | Since 2 Month

President of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council Major General Ahmed Said Bin Boraik (archive(

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President of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council Major General Ahmed Said Bin Boraik, on Tuesday called on the Saudi-led Arab coalition to stop support of the internationally recognized "legitimate" government after it  failed to stand in coalition with the tribes of Hajoor in Kusher district of Hajjah province in northern Yemen.

"My advice to coalition is to stop the financial support and generous military equipment of the "legitimate" government and its dwarfs and demand the so-called legitimate forces to give up the financial support given to them," Bin Boraik said in a tweet on Twitter seen by "Debriefer" news agency.

The leader of the Southern Transitional Council justified his advice with that " There is no difference between his presence and absence," in reference to the legitimate government, considering that the takeover of the Houthis on Hajoor "the biggest scandal and betrayal of the Saud-led coalition.."

Last week, Bin Boraik accused the "dwarfs of legitimacy" of foiling the Saudi-led Arab coalition in carrying out its mission of defeating the Houthis and restoring legitimacy in Yemen.

"The dwarfs of legitimacy and those who fund them are those who fail to defeat the Houthis and restore legitimacy," said President of the National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council , backed by the United Arab Emirates, referring to the influence of the Islah Party (the Muslim Brotherhood branch in Yemen) and its dominance of the internationally recognized government.

He added: "These will cause the collapse of legitimacy through their opposition to the southern transition and the people of the South with their small projects and conspiracies against the people on the ground in the south in general and Hadramout in particular."

After 50 days of battles and siege, the Houthi group (Ansar Allah) forces managed to eliminate the so-called "Hajoor Tribal Uprising" in Kusher district in the province of Hajjah, located in the border area with Saudi Arabia

Last Thursday, Houthi group stated that its forces had fully secured al-Abayssah and neighboring areas in Kusher, "from ravaging outlaws connected to aggression."

The Houthis also managed to kill the leaders of the so-called "resistance of Hajoor". The most prominent among them was Sheikh Abu Muslim Azza'akari  amid accusations by Yemeni politicians, observers and activists of the "legitimate" government of deliberately abandoning the Hajoor tribes, despite the presence of a large number of government forces only 20 kilometers from the areas of these tribes. These forces did not move for nearly two months under the leadership of the Islah Party, which controls the decision-making process in this government.

Last Sunday, Hani Bin Boraik, vice-chairman of STC in Yemen, accused the Islah party of betraying the leader of the resistance, Sheikh Abu Muslim Azza'akar.

Recently, inside and outside Yemen, accusations have been raised against the "Islah party" that it is an accomplice to the Houthis and is not serious in the "legitimate" government war, backed by a Saudi-led Arab military coalition to retake areas dominated by the Houthis for more than four years.

Yemen has been racked by an armed conflict that broke out after the Iranian-backed Houthis had ousted the internationally recognized government late in 2014, leaving tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 3 million displaced.

The conflict escalated after a Saudi-led coalition intervened militarily in the country in March 2015 to reinstate the government of President Hadi, triggering the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the UN, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 8.4 million people unsure how to get next meal, and some 2 million children suffering severe shortage of nutrition.

The UAE-supported STC was established in May 2017 to include Yemeni southern bodies calling for separation from the North Yemen and restoration of south state that existed before Yemeni Unification in 1990. The Council, however, is not fully supported by southerners.


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