Two men accused of cooperating with al-Qaeda and who are on the designated terror list which the four countries boycotting Qatar announced have been arrested in Hadhramaut, east of Yemen.
Local security sources said Hadrami elite forces detained Abdullah Mohammed Ali al-Yazidi and Ahmad Ali Ahmad Baraoud as part of a security campaign to pursue and detain all members accused of facilitating al-Qaeda’s work and supporting terrorism particularly after the recent terror lists announced by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt.
The terror lists included three Yemeni people and three Yemeni entities which are Al-Balagh Charitable Foundation, Al-Alhsan Charitable Society and Rahma Charitable Organization.
Who is Abdullah Mohammed Ali al-Yazidi?
Yazidi, born in 1957, is the head of the al-Alhsan Charitable Society, which is on the terror list issued by the four countries boycotting Qatar, and a partner in the Rahma Charitable Organization which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and which is sanctioned by the US.
Yazidi was a member of the Hadhrami Domestic Council that’s affiliated with AQAP when the Yemeni city of Mukalla was under the group’s control in 2015. In the beginning of 2016, the council selected Yazidi to restructure the council’s administration.
Mukalla was later liberated in mid-2016 by Yemeni forces and the Saudi-led coalition.
According to local reports in 2016, he participated in launching projects in Hadhramaut that are sponsored by Eid Charity affiliated with Qatar and Qatar Charity.
He was arrested in May 2016 by local authorities for supporting (AQAP). A daily affiliated with the group condemned his arrest and demanded his release.
Yazidi is also a founding member of the global campaign to resist the aggression – a campaign led by the Qatari al-Qaeda funder Abdulrahman Bin Omair al-Nauimi who is on the terror lists announced by the UN and the US.
Who is Ahmad Ali Ahmad Baraoud?
Baraoud, born in 1956, was head of the Rahma Charitable Organization that supports AQAP and which is sanctioned by the US.
According to local reports, in February 2014, he was a guest of honor in an event held in Hadhramaut and which was sponsored by Eid Charity.
Baraoud was also arrested in May 2016 by local authorities for supporting (AQAP), and a daily affiliated with the group condemned his arrest and demanded his release.
He was also a member of the Hadhrami Domestic Council.
In June 2017, the US government identified the Hadhrami Domestic Council as a “proxy or cover organization” established by AQAP to “help govern territories it controls, and to manage issues such as administration, economics, security, and building relationships with citizens” in Yemen.