The mysteries of the relationship between Al-Qaeda and ISIS networks and the US-Saudi-led countries of war coalition against Yemen are still unfolding day by day. Documented reports recorded Al-Qaeda leaders participating in the battlefronts alongside the coalition countries against what they called the Houthis.
This has already been presented in media reports broadcast by the (BBC) channel, which demonstrated images of Al-Qaeda militants in camps affiliated to the so-called legitimacy and backed by the coalition countries, while they were flying Al-Qaeda flags on American military vehicles, bought by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, on the battlefronts.
An extensive field report was also broadcast by the American news agency, Associated Press, which concluded that Al-Qaeda in Yemen is a key ally of the US in its aggression against the Yemeni people, and that it is being supplied with state-of-the-art American and French weapons. Besides, the coalition supported it through direct military air strikes against the Yemeni army and popular committees affiliated with Sana’a government, which fought the organization fiercely and expelled it from all the vast territories under its control.
Documented field reports have also monitored the close relationship between ISIS and Hadi government (so-called legitimate) supported by the countries of war coalition against Yemen, especially Islah party (the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood), the main component of Hadi government. They enabled them to expand and spread intellectually in their areas of control, especially in southern Yemen, supporting them to blow up places of worship and graves of those deemed to be contrary to their beliefs, as well as to draw along on the ground many religious and cultural figures in those areas.
The ISIS-controlled areas are centered on the southern province of Lahij with the help of the coalition countries, led by the US and Saudi Arabia.
Followers indicate that there is a hidden purpose behind supporting ISIS in this governorate, which enjoys a view of the Gulf of Aden and is close to Bab Al-Mandab, the strategic waterway for global navigation. Hence, they empower ISIS to control this governorate. They also intend to create justifications for internationalizing Bab al-Mandab Strait and impose international protection and supervision over it and on the Yemeni coasts, in line with some African coasts, which had previously been internationalized by placing US military bases on them along with other countries under the pretext of fighting terrorism that is actually manufactured by them.