Islah reveals arrangements to deploy Tariq’s forces in Taiz
The crisis between the Yemeni coalition-loyal parties grew worse because of the city of Taiz.
Exclusive – Al-khabar Al-Yemeni:
The Islah Party, the de facto authority in the city, launched an unprecedented campaign against its traditional opponents at the conference, led by the former president’s son and his cousin. The party’s media outlets, most notably the “Yemen Shabab” channel, devoted a wide space to highlighting Emirati moves in the city of Mocha to impose what it described as the coast forces, in reference to the factions led by Tariq Saleh.
The Islah Party head in Mocha, Ali Al-Haisi, was assassinated, and the assassination of the UN official who was traveling to the city of Taiz was also planned, according to the channel, which reviewed what it called plans to plunge the city into chaos. The most notable of these was the raising of Tariq’s photos during an Eid festival in the city, which led to armed clashes.
“Yemen Shabab” space is part of a broad campaign that emerged in the tweets of party activists, including leaders. It is an extension of a campaign Ahmed Othman, the chairman of the media department of the party’s branch in Taiz, started in which he attacked the Yemen Today channel, owned by Saleh’s son and broadcasting from the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Given that Al-Islah’s opponents, led by Tariq and Ammar Salih, mounted a concerted campaign against them, accusing them of being behind terrorist groups and plotting the assassination of the leader of the World Food Program team, Al-Islah’s attack is seen as a counteraction.
The mutual attacks take place despite the media calm that they previously signed under the auspices of Sultan Al-Barakani, and they are a natural reflection of the state of tension between the two parties, which foreshadows military confrontations, especially given that they occur at a time when a new race is taking place in the strategic area overlooking Bab al-Mandab, which is Taiz’s southwestern countryside, to declare a new region with the support of regional and international parties.