The flow of Iranian weapons across the coast of Al-Ghaydah.. Al-Mahra awaits the presidential interventionEnglish - الخميس 18 أغسطس 2022 الساعة 12:02 م
Confessions of a Houthi cell - which the security services on the western coast arrested - confirmed the entry of quantities of Iranian smuggled weapons to the Houthi group through the coasts of Al-Mahra Governorate, which confirmed all the warnings issued by politicians and activists about the danger of security failure in the governorate.
Al-Mahra, which is controlled by forces loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood and groups backed by countries opposed to the Yemeni government and the coalition, has become the militia's first supply line with weapons.
The cell, whose confessions were published by the security services on the western coast, said that the coasts of the city of Al-Ghaydah, the capital of Al-Mahra Governorate, are a delivery point for Iranian arms shipments, and then they are transported via land routes to the Houthi militia.
In addition to the forces loyal to the Brotherhood, armed gangs control important land and sea ports in Al-Mahra. They follow the leader Ali Al-Huraizi, who does not deny his connection to Sanaa and its government and confirmed his recognition of it in several statements.
Al-Huraizi, the first man in Muscat in the governorate and the first person responsible for smuggling weapons to militias, is tampering with the governorate as he wants without any intervention by the official authorities to stop the flow of weapons to the Houthi group and seize his gang.
Fahad Talib Al-Sharafi, advisor to the Minister of Information, said in a tweet about arms smuggling in Al-Mahra, "He is called Ali Al-Huraizi, one of the most important people who conduct arms smuggling operations for the Houthis from the beaches and areas adjacent to the Sultanate of Oman and from the deserts of Al-Mahra Governorate. So far, no real action has been taken to dismantle the Houthis." These networks and dealing firmly and sternly with the Harizi rebel and his ilk."
In another tweet, Al-Sharafi said, "The relevant regional and international authorities have accurate details of arms smuggling and selling to the Houthis, and there are part of these facts in the reports of the sanctions team, and there are strict international decisions, but all of them have not been implemented, and the time has come to impose sanctions on all those involved in supporting the rebellion and Houthi terrorism."
Political activist Fahd Al-Khulaifi confirmed that Al-Huraizi leads a mafia with Qatari funding to smuggle weapons to the Houthi group.
Al-Khulaifi said in a tweet, "The smuggling of arms to the Houthis comes through Al-Mahra, and this smuggling is led by Ali Al-Huraizi through a deep mafia that is present in the legitimacy, with media support from my brothers and Qatari funding, and it comes through the port from Oman or through smuggling through the coasts of Mahra, in addition to drug smuggling to finance Houthi operations.
Citizens are waiting for measures from the Presidential Council to stop the activity of these gangs in Al-Mahra Governorate, prevent the smuggling of weapons delivery to the Houthi group, and start making comprehensive security and military changes in the governorate to stop the flow of weapons and drugs that come through the governorate’s coasts.