The fall of the Brotherhood’s authority and their general turns the page of the conflict between Abyan’s leaders

English - الخميس 23 يونيو 2022 الساعة 08:56 م
Abyan, NewsYemen, private:

 In an accelerating way, Abyan governorate witnessed intensive moves to end the division between the military and security formations as a result of the events of 2018, and reunite them to purge the governorate of terrorist elements. 

Today, Thursday, the provincial capital, Zanzibar, witnessed a remarkable meeting between the leadership of the forces affiliated with the Southern Transitional Council and the legitimate forces at the headquarters of the Giants Peacekeeping Brigades in Abyan, led by Ahmed Yaslam al-Marqashi.

The meeting was attended by the Governor of Abyan Governorate, Major General Abu Bakr Hussein Salem.  Among the legitimate forces is Brigadier General Sanad Al-Rahwa, commander of the First Brigade, Presidential Protection.  and Brigadier General Ali Nasser Abu Mishaal Al-Kazmi, director of Abyan security.  And the commander of the special forces of Abyan, Colonel Muhammad Al-Oban.  Among the leaders of the Southern Transitional Council forces in Abyan is Brigadier General Abdul Latif al-Sayyid, commander of the security belt in Abyan governorate.  Colonel Abdul Rahman Al-Shenini, commander of the anti-terror forces in Abyan.

The meeting discussed the joint security coordination process in the province between the Security Belt and the Abyan Security Administration, and confronting terrorist elements and Al-Qaeda that are trying to destabilize security and stability in the province.

In this context, the member of the Presidential Council, the commander of the Southern Giants Brigades, Abd al-Rahman Abu Zara'a al-Muharrami, praised this meeting, the fraternal alignment, and the unification of efforts to secure Abyan governorate and consolidate security and stability.

He stressed the importance of aligning all political, military and security forces to serve the citizen and the stability of security.  Pointing out that the leadership of the Presidential Council and the President of the Council are constantly following up on the situation in Abyan governorate and that they put it at the forefront of attention.

The meeting came hours after the Security Department launched an appeal to the Security Belt forces to participate in a military campaign against the elements of terrorist organizations.  Following the execution of five soldiers from the 3rd Brigade of Presidential Protection in Ahwar District.

And the leadership of the security belt forces hastened.  Today, Thursday, to welcome the call, stressing that al-Qaeda and ISIS are an imminent threat to everyone.  It requires unification of the ranks and the renunciation of inter-related differences and the affirmation that the southern blood is one of the skilled to Bab al-Mandab.

It directed its forces in Abyan, Aden and Lahj to be on combat readiness.  To confront terrorist elements in Abyan governorate.  Whenever necessary and waiting for instructions, to purge the province of it, along with its public security.

Observers believe that these developments are one of the repercussions of the fall of the Brotherhood's authority and the dismissal of their general, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, on the seventh of last April.  After they worked to harness the legitimate security and military forces in general and Abyan in particular for their plans against the south.

They pointed out that the success of efforts in unifying the ranks of the military and security leaders.  It also represents a severe blow to the plans of the Brotherhood and the forces allied with it, in an attempt to raise the profile of the "exclusion and marginalization of Abyan", to strike the scene of political consensus that was formed after the seventh of last April.