Ansar Al-Shriah, an al-Qaeda-linked group in Yemen, has resumed the use of its previous tactics after the Yemeni army could cleanse it from its main strongholds in Abyan, a Yemeni official told Al-Sharaq Al-Awsat Newspaper.
Rajeh Badi, an advisor of Primer Mohammad Salem Basindwa, said Al-Qaeda restarted its attacks to show that it is still able to carry out operations anywhere and in any time.
Badi spelt out that the recent suicide bombing of Al-Qaeda in which about 40 persons were killed is a sign of Al-Qaeda weakness, singling out that the organization is unable to carry out operations against sensitive facilities in Sana'a and Aden and it resorted to carry out such accessible attacks.
A suicide bombing killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens more in a deadliest attack that targeted a rally of the local resistance committees that backed the Yemeni army in Jaar of Abyan governorate.
A local official held the government responsible for the absence of security forces in Abyan, pointing out that the Interior Ministry has not sent enough reinforcements to Abyan.
He said that Jaar and other districts of Abyan lack security forces and al-Qaeda militants are existed in all towns, and operate secretly
An expert of terrorism affairs, Saaed al-Jomhai, said that al-Qaeda was not completely defeated in Abyan, asserting that the recent attack of Al-Qaeda indicates that the organization will restart its attacks.
A number of Yemeni cities including the capital Sana'a witnesses loose security as explosions and suicide bombings remarkably increased.