Middle East

Arab coalitions peace efforts in Yemen appreciated

Author: Mon, 2018-08-27 02:02

RIYADH: Al-Bayda Gov. Maj. Gen. Nasser Al-Khader Al-Sawadi praised the role of the Arab Alliance in supporting the Yemeni National Army on various fronts.

He made the remarks during a visit to the provinces Al-Malajim frontier, according to sources.

Separately, a senior Al-Qaeda leader was killed in Yemens central province of Marib while fighting alongside the government forces battling the Houthi militia, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday.

Ghalib Al-Zaidis death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during clashes in the Sirwah district of Marib, they said.

The officials and elders told said Al-Zaidi had dozens of Al-Qaeda operatives under his command and had taken part in several battles against the Houthis in the province.

In 2017, Al-Zaidi was placed on the UN Security Councils sanctions list as a Yemen-based individual “who acts for or on behalf of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.”

The UN found him to be providing the Yemeni affiliate of the global terror network with weapons, funding, and recruits.

Al-Zaidi was also found to have helped Al-Qaeda to expand its control in parts of Marib.

Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: YemenHouthi militiaMaribAl-Qaeda Yemeni army regains strategic positions in TaizYemen tribal leaders say senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Marib clash

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