Fierce clashes renewed in al-Mahrah

Fierce clashes with several types of weapons broke out on Saturday, in Al-Ghaydah city, the capital of al-Mahra province, eastern Yemen, a local source said.

The source pointed out that the clashes were with some of Al-Qaeda militants in the city, after the killing of three unidentified gunmen in clashes took place on Friday.

Militants were arrested in Friday’s confrontations, and were handed over to the Saudi forces at Al-Ghaydah airport, the source added.

According to the sources, Saudi Arabia is using the terrorism card to legitimize its presence in al-Mahra, which affirms that these terrorist organizations are merely tools that Saudi-led coalition controls in Baidha, Aden, Hadramout and Marib provinces, to be transferred to Mahra.