Written By: Mohammed al-Kibsi
Article Date: Aug 30, 2011 - 8:32:45 PM
Over 26 al-Qaida militants and 10 Yemeni troopers, including a colonel, have been killed in fierce confrontations between the Yemeni forces and insurgents of al-Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula (AQAP) in Abyan province, over the past 24 hours, said an official military source on Monday.
The source added that 38 militants and 30 soldiers also were wounded when al-Qaeda militants intercepted advancing army troops in Dawfas, west of Zinjubar, capital of Abyan province.
Also an official source at the ministry of interior said that over 300 al-Qaeda operatives have been killed since the start of the battles between the Yemeni military and security forces and between al-Qaeda militants in Abyan province that broke out in May 2011.
According to local information from Abyan, Nasser Al Wahayshi escaped from Zinjubar to MuKairas on Thursday July 21, 2011 after the government troops and tribesmen tightened the noose on his fighters in the city and its outskirts.
Mukairas is close to Al Wahayshi village, Ghail Al Wahayshi in Al Baidah province.
“We , Mujahideen, the sons of the nations, we are from it and within it, we share with it the happy and unhappy times, and we are within the squares of change and freedom to establish the rule of Sharia, and to make Shura come, security return, and justice prevail,” Al Wahayshi said in his message to his Shaykh Zawahri.
“Our people have gone beyond the political parties that want to take the victory of the Umma for their interest to please the Americans and Crusading West,” He said. “
The parties represent the minority, and they are loyal to the Crusaders.” “As for the American Crusader enemy, they stood incapacitated towards the situation in Yemen, except by doing some intelligence work and air bombing with unmanned planes, with acceptance from the government and the opposition, and with silence from other institutions towards this intervention and penetration of airspace,” Wuhayshi said.
“We will not stand with our hands tied. Our war with this Zionist Crusader campaign is ongoing, for they are the ones who choose war, and their people stood behind them. We are people of war; we were born from its womb and we grew up in its midst. It is as if we were only created to fight them and bother them.” Wuhayshi also said that al Qaeda seeks to impose its brand of Islam across the globe, through force of arms.
“Our project is to institute the Shariah of Allah on Earth and reject the man-made laws and constitutions,” Wuhayshi said. “Nothing will rule the country other than the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger, Allah’s peace and prayer be upon him, [especially] not with words written in a constitution to deceive people: “Islamic Shariah is the source of legislation”.
Meanwhile the Yemen’s supreme defense and security council has hailed the rule of the Yemeni military and security forces in fighting al-Qaeda insurgents in Abyan and said that the troopers have been making heroic epics.
A statement issued by the defense council on Tuesday that coincided with the first days of Eid al-Fitr praised the rule of the Yemeni military and security forces and said that while the people of Yemen have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the heroes of the military and security forces have been fighting al-Qaeda insurgents, making heroic battles in defense of the country and its security, stability and its unity.
They also hailed the martyrs that shed their lives and souls for defending the country and kept loyal to the principles of their nations and to the constitution of Yemen until they lost their lives.
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