Skip to comments.As rumours swirl of Yemenis fighting in Libya, mercenaries enlist to join the war
Posted on 08/02/2020 11:02:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The Popular Resistance is a militia linked to Yemen's Islah party, a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate that has good relations with both Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Turkey.
Part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement, the party and the militia have enemies within the alliance battling on behalf of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi's government - particularly groups allied with the United Arab Emirates, which is a major backer of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar.
Recent reports by anti-Islah media in Yemen have accused the party of sending Yemenis to Turkey under the guise of receiving medical treatment, then transporting them to Libya. Turkey has sent arms, drones, advisers and Syrian mercenaries to Libya in support of Haftar's enemy, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
Some news websites said military and intelligence sources have revealed that 200 mercenaries from Yemen have arrived in Libya to fight on behalf of the Tripoli-based GNA.
Other news reports said three Yemenis fighters were caught by Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), and named the detainees.
Islah has a good relationship with Turkey, where many of its leaders are currently based after fleeing Yemen via Saudi Arabia in 2015. Pro-Islah TV channels are also based in Turkey.
Neither Islah nor Hadi's government have commented on the news about Yemeni mercenaries in Libya, and there has been no official confirmation that the party has sent fighters from Taiz and Marib provinces to Turkey.
Hundreds of wounded pro-Islah fighters have travelled in the last four years to receive medical treatment in Turkey. Media reports have alleged that some have claimed to be wounded, but were in fact mercenaries on their way to Libya.
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Yemeni fighters from the Popular Resistance take part in a graduation ceremony in the city of Taiz, on 5 August 2019 (AFP)
They look like press-ganged conscripts.
[Turkey has sent arms, drones, advisers and Syrian mercenaries to Libya in support of Haftar’s enemy, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).]
Oh yeah. I like where this is going. /s
another Obama success story
another Obama success story
Well, yes. Islamacists now pretty much control the fragments and the large cache of actual gold Col K had accumulated vanished into the hands of the Clintons. Iran and various European banksters. For which, BHO has been very richly rewarded since leaving the WH.
Their boots don’t even match....
I like the weapons, though...
Did they run out of Yemenis and Saudis to kill?
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