Yemen’s al Qaeda threatens southern tribes to not cooperate with the UAE

AIJES,Yemen- Ansar al-Sharia in Yemen, who belongs to al-Qaeda in Arab peninsula, issued today  a statement attacking the UAE and asking tribes in southern Yemen not to cooperate with it and threatening to kill all those who joined the military forces it supports.

The Yemeni President Hadi shares al-Qaeda in his area Abyan province the same idea after UAE exposed the corruption of his administration and his failure to run political and military work in Yemen, allowing al-Qaeda to expand in many southern and eastern regions, Jamal Al-Awadhi the political analyst said.

Al-Qaeda statement came as a re-action of  the success of  U.S. special operations forces that  currently are assisting Yemeni and United Arab Emirates forces in a major operation in Yemen against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), long seen as the biggest threat to the United States through its development of non-metallic bombs designed to slip through security and bring down commercial airliners.

UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba announced the operation in a statement released by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. “Earlier of August, Yemeni government armed forces launched a major operation against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants in the Shabwah Governorate of Yemen. The operation is being closely supported by a combined UAE and US enabling force.”

The statement continued, “The UAE is participating in this operation as part of a broader Arab coalition. Today’s action continues the coalition’s sustained counterterrorism mission in Yemen against AQAP, in order to disrupt the terrorist organization’s network and degrade its ability to conduct future attacks.”

A senior defense official tells Fox News the U.S. special operations forces are acting in a supporting role in what the official described as a multi-day “clearing operation” in Yemen against AQAP.