Yemen: Al Qaeda changing tactics and will fight from mountains and caves
Linkedin

Yemen: Al Qaeda changing tactics and will fight from mountains and caves

Sanaa : Yemen | Jun 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Mujahideen in Yemen hand out food rations to children in the Abyan province

An article by a Yemen-based journalist relays reports from an Al Qaeda leader in Abyan province who claims Al Qaeda has decided that it is too costly in terms of money spent on providing services to occupy cities and large swathes of territory. However, this expenditure no doubt helped them win over the populace in cities they controlled. Providing services was something the central government did not do well.

The leader said that the group used to spend in the city of Jaar 300,000 U.S. each month and in the whole of Abyan province 2 milllion U.S. dollars per month. One wonders where they were able to get the money. In any event it seems clear that the militants were simply unable to defend themselves against the Yemen armed forces combined with U.S. drones and supervision. They were bound to eventually lose the territory they had occupied.

The militants say that all their funds now can be directed to guerilla war and terrorist attacks. Several cities were held by the militants for a year and a half..One wonders if the militants will not also mingle in with the general population in cities and plan terrorist attacks against Yemeni security forces and any American Special Forces they discover. For more see the full article.

1 of 42
Next
Army soldiers ride a military truck at their base in Jaar city in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan
Army soldiers ride a military truck at their base in Jaar city in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan
northsunm32 is based in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.