TAIZ- In an effort to rescue its militias, the UAE occupation forces have threatened to use warplanes in order to bomb the Islah party militias inside the very city of Taiz if the party’s campaign against the Abu al-Abbas terrorist organisation does not stop.
This is the first time that the UAE has officially threatened to bomb Islah Party’s militants since the two sides entered into bloody confrontations nearly two years ago.
In conjunction with the UAE’s threats, the Abu al-Abbas group has demanded in a statement issued on Saturday that the UAE-backed Giants Brigades mercenaries make a quick intervention in Taiz in order to help Abu al-Abbas against the Islah party. This marks the first time that the Al-Qaeda organisation openly calls for help by other Emirati-backed mercenaries.
Local sources told Yemen Press Agency that the military position of Abu al-Abbas militias inside the city of Taiz is very weak, as the group is, surrounded by the militias of the Islah party on all sides in the Old City of Taiz.
The new clashes erupted between the two sides after the assassination of the so-called “Security and Order officer” of the Taiz police last Thursday in the center of Taiz City.
The Islah party accuses Abu alAbbas militias of carrying out these assassinations against recruits and officers of the Islah-controlled police of Taiz.
Last month, the city of Taiz witnessed the most violent clashes between the two sides, in which the Abu al-Abbas Group were forced to retreat into a narrow area inside the Old City.
According to a number of observers, the situation in Taiz province is a prequel to more bloody conflicts between the two parties.
However, the recent threats by the UAE, along with Abu al-Abbas’s request for South Yemeni Wahhabis to intervene in the city of Taiz, indicate that Wahhabi groups have more options to confront the Islah party campaign.
Taiz is the third-biggest city in Yemen, and is nearly completely surrounded by the forces of the National Salvation Government of Yemen. However, the mercenary and terrorist forces supported by Saudi Arabia and the UAE have fallen to infighting for the past two years, significantly weakening their positions while the Yemeni liberation forces are liberating more and more parts of southern Yemen.
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