Saudi led coalition troops and al Qaeda militants battling Houthis in Yemen

According to a recent report by the BBC, documentary film maker Safa AlAhmad visiting the front lines near the city of Taiz in Yemen last year allegedly witnessed Ansar al Sharia (al Qaeda in Yemen) fighters battling Houthi fighters along with UAE supported pro-government militiamen.

‘During a visit to the frontline outside Taiz late last year, documentary maker Safa AlAhmad spoke to pro-government militiamen attacking Houthi fighters on a key hilltop with the support of troops from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who were providing tactical advice.

While there, Ms AlAhmad was warned by one group participating in the battle not to film them.

She was told they were members of Ansar al-Sharia, an affiliate of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and that they were angered by the presence of a woman.’

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