MAHRAH -Saudi forces’ military command and its governor, Rajeh Bakrit, have deployed even more terrorist elements from different provinces in Mahrah province, informed sources reported on Monday.
According to the sources, in the past months, dozens of al-Qaeda-affiliated operatives have been pushed into the capital of Mahrah province under the supervision of Rajeh Bakrit, the sources said.
The terrorist elements arrived at al-Gheida airport, which Saudi forces have been using it as their military barracks for nearly two years, the sources added
“The arrival of al-Qaeda elements was secured by people and leaders loyal to Rajeh Bakrit and in coordination with Saudi military leaders,” she said.
According to the sources, Bakrit “guaranteed” the provision of private housing for al-Qaeda elements, and leaders close to him provided them with housing and prepared them for subsequent operations that would serve Saudi Arabia’s military survival in Mahrah, as well as proving them with media materials in order to carry out their plans in the province.
This information comes after several fabricated operations about Saudi forces attacking al-Qaeda elements in Mahrah were reported by Saudi media.
In June, news sites affiliated with Bakrit and Saudi Arabia promoted the news of the “arrest of a terrorist cell” in Mahrah.
Mahrah province has been under tension for nearly two years amid Saudi support for Rajeh Bakrit militias, who has been working to establish military units and recruit radical takfiri elements.
Since June 2018, Mahrah province has been witnessing ongoing protests demanding the departure of Saudi forces and militias in Mahrah, as well as the dismissal of Rajeh Bakrit, who is accused of committing violations against the province’s residents and of looting public funds.