Over 1,000 militants have arrived in the Yemeni city of Aden to join the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the war-torn country and fight against the Houthi Ansarullah fighters.
“Hundreds of armed militants who came from other provinces of Yemen and from abroad started their training in the Salah al-Din camp in Aden,” an unnamed Yemeni security source told Russia's Sputnik news agency on Wednesday.
The Yemeni source said that the exact number of the reinforcements is not yet known but approximately between 1,500 to 2,000 militants have come to the southern port city to fight alongside the terror group.
He added that during the past few days a number of airplanes with hundreds of militants aboard had landed at the city’s airport “under condition of high secrecy and reinforced security.”
On Tuesday, the spokesman of the Syrian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Ali Mayhoub, said that two planes from Turkey, one from the United Arab Emirates, and another from Qatar had transported 500 Daesh terrorists fleeing from Syria to an airport in Aden.
According to Mayhoub, these militants, transported from Syria to save them from Russian airstrikes, are supposed to take part in a ground operation against Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters.
“[Daesh] militants were met by officers from the Saudi-led coalition, who took them out of the [Yemeni] airport in three groups,” he further said, adding that two groups were taken to two locations in Yemen and a third one was sent to the Saudi provinces of Asir and Jizan, in the south and southeast, respectively.
Ansarullah fighters allied with Yemen’s army units are resisting against the unabated Saudi military aggression on the war-torn country.
Yemen has been under Saudi airstrikes on a daily basis since the regime in Riyadh launched its military aggression against the impoverished nation on March 26, in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
About 7,000 people have lost their lives in the Saudi air raids, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured since the beginning of the Saudi aggression.
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