leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen says his forces have often fought
alongside US- and Saudi-backed militia and supporters of former Yemeni
president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi against the Yemeni army and the popular
Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Qasim al-Rimi, the
ringleader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), made the remarks
to the terrorist group’s media arm al-Malahem from an undisclosed
location in war-torn Yemen on Sunday, adding that his militants had
teamed up with an array of other “factions,” including Salafist groups
and the “Muslim Brotherhood,” who are both key militias on Hadi’s side.