HOW UAE FIGHTS ALQAEDA AND TERRORISM IN YEMEN AND THE MIDDLE EAST

August 24, 2019

The head of the Aden Center for Studies and Research explained to the press how  the UAE has played a leading role in fighting terrorism, starting with building the capacity of the Yemeni security forces and providing them with the necessary support to carry out their tasks in confronting Al-Qaeda and ISIS elements.

It has largely prevented the threat of terrorism from the liberated provinces, as well as training thousands of soldiers through various security formations that have achieved qualitative victories in the war against terrorism.

He added that the branch of al-Qaeda in Yemen was a major threat to Yemen and to the entire region, its members were able to declare a number of cities of dark states, along with the emergence of ISIS and launching attacks and terrorist operations in the liberated governorates.

He pointed out that the UAE was proactive in achieving this  by training thousands of Yemeni forces and special formations to fight terrorism  and provide the necessary financial and military support to carry out their tasks.

These efforts contributed to the liberation of the city of Mukalla and the coast of Hadramout in April 2016 and defeating terrorism in the liberated governorates starting from Aden down to the governorates of Lahj, Abyan and Shabwa, where the danger of these terrorist elements in the strongest strongholds have ceased to pose a threat.

He pointed out that the UAE also committed to the success of the Stockholm Agreement and support the efforts of the United Nations for the success of the agreement, which received international consensus, pointing out that military movements in the battle of the West Coast and Hodeidah was the main factor in the talks in Sweden and forcing the Houthis to sign the agreement.

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