Written By: Observer Staff
Article Date: Jul 12, 2008 - 3:04:34 AM
A military source said that military units finished their pursuit of al-Huthi insurgents in Bani Hoshish area, north-east of Sana’a. The source said that the army and air force had cleansed the hiding places of the insurgents who incited terrorist actions in the area.
He said that the military units will now return to their barracks, after their honorable participation against the criminal elements that began assaulting the military and destabilizing local security.
In a related issue, the police managed to capture a group of al-Huthi followers who were running an information center producing Huthi propaganda material in al-Jiraf area in Sana’a. A security source said that the captured cell consists of three members: a religion teacher, a company official and they were helped by an Asian expert. They received material and training in an unnamed Arab country.
The source said that the investigations revealed the techniques used to produce the propaganda material and duplicate them on CD’s and then distribute them to media and the electronic networks which spread al-Huthi propaganda. The source also said that the cell used to control electronic sites which help in propagating the Huthi and Imamate ideology. They also edited the events and sent them to journalists. The investigations showed that they used internal and external journalists’ e-mails, and provide them with false news about the conflicts in order to raise the insurgents’ morals.
The security source said that the captured elements’ confessions disclosed that they used to write reports about public opinion trends and sent them together with some photographs to Abdulmalik al-Huthi and external journalists, particularly to the American journalist Jane Novak using certain links. They also write a daily bulletin to a so called ‘rebels’ office.’
The source said that the cell members admitted receiving money from some families who are affiliates of Hameededin family, and who live in a neighboring country. The source concluded by saying that the cell members will be referred after investigations to relevant authorities.
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