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Houthi Involvement in Terrorist Operations in Liberated Provinces Proven

Houthi Involvement in Terrorist Operations in Liberated Provinces Proven

Wednesday, 16 January, 2019 - 12:00
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Ahmad al-Maysari at the press conference (Saba News)
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Houthi militias are involved in many terrorist operations that targeted military and security commanders in the transitional capital Aden and some liberated provinces, announced Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Ahmad al-Maysari.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Maysari pointed out that the ministry has arrested a terrorist cell for carrying out assassinations and terrorist attacks in Aden, confirming that the cell has been financed by Iran-backed Houthi militia.

The terrorist cell admitted that they received training in Dhamar and Sanaa provinces by Houthi commanders. They were trained on carrying out assassinations and bombings in Aden and liberated provinces for destabilizing the cities.

"We will not rush to reveal the facts and evidence we have until finishing necessary investigations and measures and then reporting to prosecution and court," the minister told reporters.

Maysari indicated that the ministry has all evidence proving Houthi support to terrorist networks such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, in addition to financing several terrorist operations.

The ministry will provide evidence on such involvement to all embassies, especially embassies of countries fighting terrorism for establishing a clear stance on Houthi militias as “terrorist group.”

He reviewed a number of accomplishments achieved by the ministry of interior and all its apparatus during 2018 in all liberated provinces, clarifying that the total crimes referred the prosecution have reached 2630, varying in nature.

The ministry is keen on making Aden a secure city in 2019 and all efforts will be exerted for unifying security apparatus under the ministry of interior and the sponsorship of President Hadi, confirmed Maysari.

Also at the conference, Lahj Police Commander General Saleh al-Sayyid said the security forces in the province will never retreat in fighting terrorism and cracking down on terrorist cells in their hideouts to maintain security and stability.

At the end of the conference, the Minister played a video showing terrorist elements confess their involvements in terrorist operations with photos for them with Houthi commanders. It also showed other evidence that prove Houthis involvement in planning and supporting the cell.

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