Security chief of Aden Sadeq Haid has revealed that Aden is infiltrated by armed group connected to Ansar Al-Sharia, an al-Qaeda-linked group, the Southern Movement and the Houthi group.
In remarks to Xinhua News Agency, he cautioned against the delay of sending security and military reinforcement to the strategic port city, pointing out that commander of Southern Military Region requested President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi to swiftly send reinforcements.
He pointed out that a report was posted in the state-run media outlets clarified the reasons behind insecurity in Aden and named individuals responsible for that.
He said the report disclosed that senior military officials support armed groups and spark sabotage acts, stressing that they some times sustain the Southern Movement and Ansar Al-Sharia in other time.
He said that the report that was presented to Hadi, the Interior Minister and the Defense Minister, and called them to shoulder their responsibilities towards insecurity in Aden.
Meanwhile, security services of Aden arrested 3 Al-Qaeda suspects in Al-Mansoura and Noqtat Al-Ribat in Aden during the two past days.
According to the online website of the Interior Minister, one suspect admitted of his connection to Ansar Al-Sharia.
Governor of Aden Waheed Rasheed said that conflicts that Abyan are currently witnessing badly reflected on Aden's security, referring that most security officials and soldiers do not present to their jobs in the city.
Rashid had warned against the infiltration of Al-Qaeda operatives to Aden, accusing political sides of standing behind the deterioration of security inside the city.
In a meeting with officials in Aden last week, he urged officials to cooperate to open blocked roads and ease tensions inside the city.