Iran-backed Houthis release AQAP members to fight with them

The Iran-backed Houthis released on Sunday a number of al-Qaeda AQAP members, in exchange for fighting with them against the Yemeni Giants Brigades in Shabwa.

The Houthi militia transferred, on Saturday, 12 imprisoned members of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, from the prisons of the capital, Sanaa, to the prisons of Dhamar. Sources told Khabar Agency.

According to the sources, the militias kept al-Qaeda members in the prisons of the city of Dhamar, until this morning, after the arrival of sheikhs and dignitaries loyal to al-Qaeda, and handing guarantees to the Houthis.

The Houthis stipulated that al-Qaeda terrorist members in Baydha governorate must fight in with the Houthis in exchange for the release of hundreds of members who have been in the prisons of the capital, Sanaa, since before 2011. The sources said.

The militias released the 12 terrorist members, after an agreement with the leaders of the organization, provided that the Houthis will release others within days. The sources added.

A few days ago, the Houthis transferred a number of al-Qaeda terrorist members to Shabwa to fight in with them against the giants brigades, before they were defeated, while others were fighting with the Houthis in the Marib.