From Middle East Observatory
As-Sahab, Ayaman al Zawahiri "Yemen between a departed and deputised agents"
By Middle East Observatory
May 16, 2012 - 5:34:30 AM
As-Sahab Media Productions, al-Qaeda's media arm, released on May 15, 2012 an audio message from Ayman al-Zawahiri to the people of Yemen.
Al-Zawahiri called upon the Yemeni people to "rebel against the new President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi," which he described as "an agent of the Americans, like his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down under pressure from the street." He adds that "should not be seen as savior Mansour Hadi, but rather the product of the benefit system."
Al-Zawahiri rejected accusations of cooperation between al-Qaeda and Saleh regime, asserting that "the fighters deployed in southern and eastern Yemen are working for the implementation of the Sharia"
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