The General Secretariat of the Yemeni Socialist Party has accused Tariq Al-Fadhali of plotting to kill its leaders and cadres, affirming that it notified Yemen's Attorney General about comments of Tareq Al-Fadhali in which he incited against the YSP.
Sources of the YSP said that al-Fadhali, who is a southern tribal leader and a son of a former Sultan of Abyan, described the party as a cancer that must be eradicated.
The YSP, which was the ruling party in South Yemen before unification in 1990, dubbed al-Fadhali, one of fighters the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, as al-Qaeda terrorist, asking the authorities to swiftly arrest and prosecute him.
The YSP's General Secretariat considered his comments as a crime, calling all local and international organizations to move to foil al-Fadhali's threats.
In the early 1990s, as the Soviet Union broke apart, North and South Yemen unified, Al-Fadhli returned home to begin the long process of recovering his family’s ancestral land holdings in Abyan Province.
Media sources say that over 150 of YSP were killed during the crisis between the General People Congress led by the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and YSP.
YSP accused GPC of supporting jihadists coming back from Afghanistan of killing its leaders.
Yemen witnesses a state of loose security as a number of military and security commanders were killed. A number of Yemeni political including the secretary general of the YSP and government ministers were subjected to assassination attempts.