When the scandal involving Qatari hostages broke out recently, it became clear that Qatar did not have strong ties with neither Sunni militant groups, nor the Iranian regime and was forced to pay millions of dollars to Iraqi Shiite militias.
Doha betrays allies
“Kata’ib Hezbollah is a group that drove rocket-loaded trucks right up to the Saudi border,” Smyth said. (Al Arabiya)
Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim receives released kidnapped members of Qatar’s ruling family at the Doha airport in Doha on April 21, 2017. (File photo: Qatar News Agency via AP)