Today, Wednesday, the internationally recognized Yemeni government announced the involvement of terrorist cells affiliated with the Iran-backed Houthi militia in the recent events in the temporary capital, Aden, in southern Yemen.
This came during a meeting of the Council of Ministers headed by Mueen Abdul-Malik, part of which was devoted to discussing the latest security situation in Aden, and the preliminary results of the investigation into the recent events, which revealed the involvement of Houthi cells in them, based on a presentation submitted by the governor of Aden, the head of the security committee, and the director of Aden’s security.
According to the official “Saba” agency, “the governor of Aden, the head of the security committee, Ahmed Lamlas, and the director of security, Major General Mutahar Al-Shuaibi, confirmed the seizure of cells and elements involved in the recent events and the achievement of important results in a number of terrorist crimes.”
She added that these crimes included “an attempt to assassinate the Minister of Agriculture and the Governor of Aden, the bombing that targeted the gate of Aden Airport, and other recent criminal and terrorist acts.”
Lamles and Al-Shuaibi explained that “a press conference will be held in the coming days, to announce the results of the investigations and the names of those involved from the elements and cells, whether those arrested or being pursued, after completing the results of the inferences,” according to the source.
The two officials pointed out that the Houthi coup militia was involved in standing behind a number of these cells and elements as part of systematic actions targeting the security and stability of the temporary capital, Aden.
At the meeting, the Council of Ministers praised the efforts made by the competent authorities in Aden and what they have achieved in detecting and controlling a number of sabotage and terrorist cells involved in the recent events, and the role played by the Joint Operations Room in unifying efforts to reach these results.
He affirmed his full support for these efforts and providing all requirements for their success to control security and stability in the temporary capital, Aden, noting the distinguished efforts and high responsibility of the Governor of Aden, the head of the Security Committee and the Director of Aden Security.
The Council of Ministers expressed its aspiration that criminals and terrorists would quickly obtain their deterrent and just punishment before the competent judicial authority, in order to deter anyone who might be tempted to jeopardize security and stability.
He praised the responsible regional and international positions and condemnations, and the voices of denunciation that were issued about the terrorist crimes that occurred in Aden, positions that represented standing by Yemen and its people, before they were principled positions on violence and terrorism.
He also stressed that the government, under the direction of the President of the Republic, will not hesitate to develop the capabilities of the military and security establishment as an important step on the path to combating sabotage and terrorism, confronting its challenges and dangers, completing the restoration of the state and ending the Iranian-backed Houthi coup.
In turn, Abdul-Malik referred to the government’s responsibilities towards protecting citizens, and exposing criminals and terrorists, who tamper with security and seek behind their crimes to undermine stability.
He directed to redouble and coordinate efforts to enhance security vigilance in the battle against Houthi sabotage and terrorism, which will not refrain from trying again and again to achieve its despicable goals.
Recently, Aden witnessed terrorist attacks using car bombs and explosive devices, the latest of which was the explosion of the car of journalist Mahmoud Al-Atami with an explosive device in the coast of Abyan in the Khormaksar District, which resulted in the killing of his wife, journalist Rasha Al-Harazi and her fetus, and his serious injury, days before that of detonating a car bomb in front of Aden airport gate. It killed and injured about 30 civilians.