Interior Minister reveals Houthi militia’s involvement in ISIS, terrorist attacks
Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior Ahmad al-Maysari has revealed Houthi militia’s involvement in many terrorist operations targeted military and security commanders in the transitional capital Aden and some liberated provinces.
Al-Maysari supported his statements with strong evidences of Houthi support to terrorist networks- the Islamic State for Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and al-Qaeda- for destabilizing liberated provinces and sending messages that the government and its security forces are unable to perform their tasks of keeping security and stability in liberated provinces.
In a press conference held here on Tuesday, he pointed out that the ministry of interior and anti-terror forces have arrested terrorist cell for carrying out assassinations and terrorist attacks in Aden in Lahj Province during the past few days, confirming that the cell has been financed by Iran-backed Houthi militia.
” The terrorist cell acknowledged that they received training in Dhamar and Sana’a provinces by Houthi commanders for carrying out assassinations and bombings in the transitional capital Aden and liberated provinces for destabilizing public stability of citizens and convinced thy carried out assassinations and bombings targeted military and security commanders in Aden,” said Minister al-Maysari.
“We will not be in a harry to reveal the facts (profs) we have until finishing necessary investigations and measures and reporting to prosecution and court,” he added.
He further said the ministry of interior has a file containing all strong evidences on Houthi militia’s involvement in supporting and financing terrorists of ISIS and al-Qaeda and already supplied many terrorist operations and the ministry will provide evidences on such involvement to all embassies, especially embassies of countries fighting terrorism for defining their clear positions and blacklisting Houthi militia as terrorist group.
He reviewed a number of accomplishments for the ministry of interior and all its apparatus during 2018 in all liberated provinces, clarifying that the total issues referred the prosecution have reached 2630.
He confirmed keenness of his ministry on making the capital Aden a secured city in 2019 and all efforts will be exerted for unifying security apparatus under the ministry of interior and the sponsorship of President Hadi, the Supreme Commander of the Military Forces.
Thanking the Arab Coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for their support to security domains, al-Maysari reaffirmed partnership with the Arab Coalition countries in the war against Houthi coupists and reconstruction.
“Houthis are a group of destruction and we are the group of construction and we accept to be in difficult side because we are constructing and we will not accept to be in destruction side and there is a big chasm between treatments of the state and the treatments of a group of mercenaries, killers and criminals,” said al-Maysari.
For his part, the Commander of Lahj Police General Saleh al-Sayyed said the security forces in Lahj they will never retreat in doing any task of fighting terrorism and cracking down on terrorist cells in their hideouts for protecting security and stability.
The conference concluded with a video showing terrorist elements confess their involvements in terrorist operations with photos for them with Houthi commanders.
The videos showed also videos in the elements’ cell phones while following up military and security commanders before assassinating them.