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Houthis: America should cooperate with us for effective attacks on Al-Qaeda

March 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

Houthi militant in Taiz, Yemen on 28 February 2017 [Abdulnasser Alseddik/Anadolu]

Houthi militias and their allies yesterday condemned US attacks on Al-Qaeda in Yemen, saying they would never be “fruitful” if America doesn’t cooperate with them, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Over the past the past couple of days, the US has increased its attacks on what it claimed are Al-Qaeda bases in Yemen. News reports spoke of more than 30 attacks in the governorates of Al-Baydaa, Abyan and Shabwa.

The Yemeni news agency run by the Houthis reported an official saying: “Houthis and forces of Ali Abdullah Saleh reiterated that the unliteral American military measures violate the national sovereignty of Yemen.”

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stressed: “The attacks will never be fruitful without security and intelligence cooperation with our authorities which fight Al-Qaeda and Daesh.”

He said that the attacks, which were cooperated with Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, “will not achieve their goals because they are based on false information supplied by the sponsors of Al-Qaeda and its sisters.”

The Houthis are able to get rid of Al-Qaeda and Daesh on the ground, he added, calling on the international community and the US to continue fighting Al-Qaeda and Daesh on the basis of increasing cooperation with the Houthis.