ISIS terrorist group joins Saudi forces in war against Yemen
The Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group has announced that it has joined Saudi Arabian-backed militants in the fight against Yemen’s army and Houthi Ansarullah movement that has been running state affairs.
The terrorist group officially announced the fight against the Yemeni army and Ansarullah forces in Ma'rib province, the Daneshjoo News Agency reported, quoting Yemeni news agencies.
ISIL terrorists claimed in a statement that a number of Yemeni government forces had been killed or wounded in the clashes.
The statement also said the terror group captured two military compounds.
Several Yemeni media outlets have reported in recent days about the presence of ISIS and al-Qaeda commanders in Ma'rib province.
Saudi Arabia launched a devastating military aggression against Yemen in March 2015 in collaboration with a number of its allied states, and with arms and logistics support from the US and several Western countries.
The aim was to return to power a Riyadh-backed former regime and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore the former Riyadh-backed regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to power.
According to independent estimates, the Saudi war has claimed more than 120,000 lives.
The UN says more than 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger. The world body refers to the situation in Yemen as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories.