The Southern Transitional Council confirmed, on Sunday, the entry of international elements of al-Qaeda to the temporary capital, Aden (southern of the country), which has been under its control for years.
A spokesman for the Majali Military Transitional Forces, Muhammad al-Naqib, said that leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen (meaning the Islah Party), brought in more than a month ago, “internationally prosecuted terrorist elements” through Shabwa to Aden.
The captain accused the local authorities in Shabwa governorate of facilitating the entry of these elements through the port of Qena.
According to the captain, “these terrorist elements were transferred to the capital, Aden, in ways that hide and camouflage, including wearing women’s clothes to destabilize the security and stability of the capital, Aden and the southern governorates, and targeting the civilian and military leaders of the Southern Transitional Council.”
The captain explained that the most prominent of these elements are “Miloud Saleh Al-Tunisi, nicknamed Abu Ahmed Al-Tunisi, and Saif Al-Irshad Al-Afghani,” he said.
The captain’s statement came hours after the governor of Aden, Ahmed Lamlas, was targeted, as he was passing through the Tawahi district, with a car bomb, which left dead and wounded.