“The Saudi intelligence operatives are sponsoring different terrorist groups and pro-Hadi militias who are wreaking havoc on Yemen,” Abdul Monem al-Bashiri told FNA.
He further added that the so-called “Island Shield” security forces and hundreds of foreign terrorists have joined the Takfiri groups and the loyalists to Yemen’s fugitive President Mansour Hadi under the Saudi command in an attempt to further destabilize the Arab country and undermine the Ansarullah popular fighters.
Al-Bashiri also said that dozens of Saudi officers are present in Yemen’s port city of Aden in order to bridge the widening gaps between the al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militias as well as facilitate coordination among them.
The senior Ansarullah member also said that almost 5000 terrorists are spread out across Yemen’s Aden, Sana’a and Hadramawt.
The Ansarullah fighters and the army troops have made major advances in their fight against the al-Qaeda terrorists and pro-Hadi militias across Yemen.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 31 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.
The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 2915 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children, FNA emphasized.
Meanwhile Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday urged all parties to implement UN Security Council decisions in return for a halt in Saudi-led coalition air strikes.
“I urge everyone — militias loyal to (fugitive former President Abdrabbu Mansour) Hadi, to withdraw from all provinces, especially Aden,” the main southern city where fighting has raged between rival forces.
Saudi Arabia has led an air war targeting the rebels and their allies since March 26.
The former president, who still heads the influential General People’s Congress party, called for UN-brokered Saudi-Yemeni talks to be held in Geneva.
Saleh also called for a resumption of inter-Yemeni dialogue, urging “reconciliation” and the release of “all prisoners and those kidnapped”.
Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years before being forced to stand down following a year-long Arab Spring-inspired uprising in 2011.