Yemeni military and media sources revealed that a leader of Al-Qaeda was killed by the national army’s fire, while he was fighting in the ranks of the Houthi militia on the Ma’rib fronts.
The sources reported that the leader of Al-Qaeda, Hamza Muhammad Ali Rawiya, who was granted the rank of major by the Houthis, was killed while participating with the Houthi militia in the fierce battles south of Ma’rib Governorate.
The sources confirmed that Rawiya was killed during clashes that took place between the army and the Houthis on the Umm Reish front, between the districts of Al-Juba and Harib, south of Ma’rib.
Rawiya’s killing confirms the legitimate government’s repeated accusations of the Houthi militia of alliance and coordination with Al-Qaeda and ISIS, as an extension of the two parties’ relationship with the Iranian regime, as well as the confessions made by Al-Qaeda affiliates after they were captured by the Yemeni army.
A few days ago, the leader of Al-Qaeda, Arif Majali, appeared, along with a number of leaders of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, in a ceremony attended by the head of the Houthi coup government, which is not recognized internationally.
At the honoring ceremony, the Houthi militia awarded al-Qaeda leader Majali with the “Arab Tribe Medal”, in recognition of “his role in mobilizing many fighters from the organization and bringing them into the ranks of the Houthi militia.”
A report submitted by the Yemeni government to the UN Security Council last March provided confirmed information and intelligence facts about the close relationship between the Houthi militia on the one hand, and between al-Qaeda and ISIS on the other.
The report explained how the Houthi militia is using its relationship with terrorist organizations to practice more terrorism against the Yemeni people.
The report also exposes the falseness of the militia’s allegations, which are trying to stigmatize those who stand against it among the Yemeni people and the National Army forces on charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda and ISIS, allegations that it is trying to promote more after the failure of its aggression in Ma’rib and the accompanying criminal and terrorist acts that affected civilians and residential neighborhoods.