Members of Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-affiliated group, carry their weapons as they ride on a truck in the southern Yemeni town of Jaar April 28, 2012. At least seven militants linked to al Qaeda were killed in clashes in Yemen's restive south, a regional tribal spokesman said on Saturday, as the impoverished Arab state fights to tame a stubborn insurgency. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Saudi-backed “Southern Resistance” forces and Hadi loyalists, alongside Al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), launched a new offensive against the Houthis in the Ta’iz Governorate of western Yemen on Wednesday, targeting the latter’s positions near the provincial capital.

These Saudi Coalition forces are attempting to capture the eastern part of Ta’iz City, where the Houthi forces have cutoff the former’s supply route to the provincial capital.

This is not the first time that the Saudi Coalition and Al-Qaeda have worked together in Yemen, as the both forces have at times teamed up against the Houthi forces in order to achieve similar goals.

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However, despite their best attempts in the past, both the Saudi Coalition and AQAP have failed to make any headway in provincial capital of Ta’iz.

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working With al qaeda is like making a deal With satan you know it wont work in the end

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Target practice.

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If the KSA coalition had balls they would wipe al-Qaeda first.

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And the US regime keeps arming and politically backing a regime that associates with Al-Qaida terrorists to wreck havoc on an already impoverished nation. The US regime is one of the major state sponsors of terrorism.

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Due to thhe fact that Trump main security consellor is the former boss of DIA who helped a lot the Houthis into fighting Qaeda and that US droned many AQAP, this may backfire on Saudis.
They also the main funders of war on terror.
I fear that things are neither black or white. It’s a bit more complicated.
Before this sad affair, DIA was the main Houthi backer to fight Qaeda!
Saleh who now is allied with the Houthis was their worst foe when he was prez…

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