Friday, May 1, 2015

THE RATS ARE ABANDONING THE SINKING HOUTHI SHIP: Former Yemeni intelligence chief and defected Houthi member arrives in Egypt


Yemen's former internal intelligence chief Hamoud Khaled Al-Sofi arrived in Egyptian capital Cairo yesterday, sources at Cairo airport said.
He arrived in Cairo from the British capital London on board an EgyptAir plane, the sources told the Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.
Al-Sofi had broken away from the Houthis two days ago and left for Germany, according to Yemeni diplomatic sources.
Al-Sofi, the sources said, was a close associate of ex-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh who appointed him as the governor of the central province of Taizz.
On 23 Nov 2014, Al-Sofi was appointed as head of the internal security agency. This came almost two months after Houthis took control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Yemen has been in turmoil since a popular uprising that erupted in 2011 forced Saleh to step down a year later.
On 25 March, Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched a military campaign against Houthis positions across Yemen.
Riyadh says its anti-Houthi campaign is in response to appeals by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi – currently in Riyadh – for help against the Shia militia.
The Houthis, for their part, denounce the ongoing offensive as unwarranted "Saudi-American aggression" on Yemen.
Egypt is one of several Arab states participating in the Saudi-led campaign.

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