The newly-appointed Central Security Forces (CSF) commander Gen. Fadhal al-Qawsi vowed that al-Qaeda will not be able to infiltrate the army lines and carry out suicide attacks again, revealing his intentions to revamp and improve the CSF performance.
In an interview published on Thursday with the state-run 26 Sep Newspaper, he said that Infiltrating the security forces lines by al-Qaeda in al-Sabeen deadly suicide bombing which left more than 100 soldiers killed was a major setback but stressed, "that does not mean that they will be able to infiltrate our forces again."
Al-Qawsi revealed that he has a program aimed at improving the CSF performance in accordance with regional and international standards and that he seeks to obtain helicopters for his key military unit.
He pointed out that he is going to conduct a comprehensive, evaluative study of the CSF performance in order to find out the measures which should be taken in order to overcome its weaknesses and improve it.
Asked how he will deal with protests, he replied, "I will fulfill my duty and never take sides. The era of affiliation is over. I'm only affiliated with, and owe allegiance to Yemen."
Speaking about al-Sabeen suicide bombing, al-Qawsi said that the investigation is still underway and that it will not stop unit the perpetrators are declared and brought to justice.
He concluded with hailing the political leadership led by President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, saying he takes pride in the current leadership and receives full support from it.