YEMEN Press Agency

UN report lists 5 Riyadh-based Yemenis as Al-Qaeda financiers

SANAA, Feb. 18 (YPA) – A recent UN report on Yemen has listed a number of Yemeni partisan figures residing in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as supporters and financiers for Al-Qaeda organization.

The report included names of personalities who played important roles in the political scene and funded subversive activities in Yemen’s central province of Bayda.

Among the most prominent names is Sheikh Nayef al-Qaisi, who was appointed by the exiled resigned president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi as governor of Bayda province.

Al-Qaisi is a member of al-Rashad Salafist party, who was recently changed on the background of listing his name in the US wanted list over terrorist cases as a financial officer of the organization in Bayda.

The list also included Abu Jabr al-Ghunaimi, who leads Al-Qaeda militias in Thi-Nae’m district of Bayda, and the businessman and head of the football federation Ahmed Saleh al-Essi, as well as Sheikh Abd Rabbu al-Qaisi and Mohammed Abdul-Qawi Musa al-Homeiqani.