YEMEN Press Agency

Al-Qaeda fighters return from Syria to Marib

MARIB, Dec.1 (YPA) -Tribal sources in Marib revealed the return of al-Qaeda leaders and elements from Syria to the province in the past days.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on  tribal sources

According to the sources, the leaders and elements of al-Qaeda returned to Marib from Syria came through the coast of Shabwah, and among them (Abdullah Hamad Maiqan and Rayid bin Ma’ili).

Al-Qaeda groups returning from Syria have settled in Marib and Shabwah, the sources said.

The sources did not rule out that the return of these groups is linked to Turkish intention to intervene in Yemen, as these groups were fighting in Syria within extremist formations loyal to Turkey.