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Evidence emerges in Yemen of Al Qaeda-Muslim Brotherhood Cooperation against counterterrorism forces
Sanaa (Yemen) Sept 4 : Many evidences have emerged from the role of terrorist outfits in the recent escalation in conflicts in Southern Yemen, via social media, the sources have confirmed.
The concerted propaganda effort is targeted against the country's counter-terrorism forces, particularly those which cooperated with the UAE in their fight against Al Qaeda and the Islamist State.
Several Yemeni social media accounts reveal a rather open coming together of Al Qaeda and ISIS elements on the one hand and Al Islah (Muslim Brotherhood's Yemen arm) activists on the other.
Most of the propaganda and modes of escalation over the past few weeks are aimed at weakening UAE built counter-terrorism capabilities in South Yemen.
The Al Islah call for military escalation originated in Ma'rib and Ibar and was directed to their forces known to have close links to AQAP and ISIS.
The Governor of the Ma'rib province is an Al Islah leader. The motive behind this escalation seems to create disunity in the Arab Coalition and among its allies with a view to neutralising the counterterrorism efforts of the past few years.