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Yemeni security forces thwart Saudi-linked terrorist cell's attempt to destabilize Sana’a

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this file picture, fighters loyal to Yemen’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement take part in a graduation parade in Sana’a, Yemen. (Photo via Twitter)

Yemeni security forces have managed to thwart a terror plot orchestrated by Saudi Arabia’s spy services to target security and stability in the capital Sana’a, as Riyadh and its allies keep a deadly war and siege against the country.

According to Yemen’s official Saba news agency, the Saudi General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) established a network of several operatives, equipped it with various types of munitions and explosive devices, and dispatched its members to regions recently liberated by Yemeni army troops and fighters from their allied Popular Committees to kill ordinary people and undermine peace.

It noted that Yemeni security forces had received information that the Saudi-affiliated terror cell was provided with three car bombs in the central province of Ma’rib and tasked with striking vital facilities in Sana’a and elsewhere in Yemen.

The report went on to say that Yemeni forces intensified security measures in the vicinity of the designated sites, increased their alertness levels, set up checkpoints, and thoroughly searched cars both at entry and exit points.

Yemeni security forces were, therefore, granted permission from the Public Prosecution to arrest those suspected of involvement in the terrorist plot.

Initial investigations revealed that the Saudi-linked terrorist cell was led by Naji Ali Saeed Munif, who was commander of the military police in Ma’rib, and Adnan Ahmed Mohammed al-Dhiai, an officer in the Special Security Forces.

Moreover, the Saudi intelligence service sought to implement its terrorist plot with the help of its mercenaries, who hired a number of transport truck drivers as a cover in order to carry explosive laden vehicles to designated sites.

The Saudi mercenaries exploited locals' harsh conditions of living in order to lure them into engagement in criminal acts and attempts affecting national security. 

Saba highlighted that Yemeni security forces are still following up on the case in order to capture all those involved in the terrorist plot and bring them to justice.

Saudi Arabia launched the devastating war against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allies and with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western states.

The objective was to bring back to power the former Riyadh-backed regime and crush the popular Ansarullah resistance movement, which has been running state affairs in the absence of an effective government in Yemen.

The war has stopped well short of all of its goals, despite killing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and turning the entire country into the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Yemeni forces have continued to grow stronger in the face of the Saudi-led invaders, advancing toward strategic areas held by Saudi-led mercenaries, including Ma’rib province, and conducting several rounds of counterstrikes against Saudi Arabia and the UAE in recent months.

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