SANA’A – Assassinations and infighting between different factions of the Saudi-led mercenary gangs have become quite common. But recent events have brought to light highly aggressive forms of internal power struggles even within the camp of Saudi-backed former president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi himself.
In a report sent to Saudi military command, the Chief of Staff of the Hadi regime’s Ministry of Defence, Major General Aqili, has officially accused Hadi’s personal Advisor of Military Affairs of organising an attempted assassination against him in the province of Jawf in January.
In the statement, Aqili describes the investigation towards an incident in January, in which he was targeted and nearly killed by a landmine while visiting the northern Yemeni province of Jawf. The Chief of Staff claims that evidence points directly towards Muhammad Ali al-Maqdisi, Hadi’s Advisor of Military Affairs, as being involved in the attempt to assassinate Aqili.
No further information about the incident or the report has been disclosed so far. But if true, the attempted assassination of Major General Aqili by al-Maqdisi would reveal a rift at the very top layers of the Hadi regime.