Saudi Arabian tribes join Yemen jihadists in fighting Saudi military, security forces

With the fierce combat between the Yemeni jihadist forces led by the Houthi group and Saudi Arabian military and security forces in the Najran province in the Saudi Arabian border area adjacent to Yemen hundreds of residents of border regions who have fled the fighting are facing famine due to an acute shortage of foodstuff. The tribal sheikhs and their underlings in Najran announced Monday that they’ve detached themselves from the Saudi Kingdom and officially joined the Yemenis in their jihad against their own country, according to Middle Eastern news media.
One of the top sheikh, Fouzi Akram, who leads two tribes — the Yaam and the Walad Abdullah — in Najran claimed on Monday that the city’s tribes have immediate plans for separation from the Central government in Riyadh, according to Fars News Agency.
Sheikh Akram said that the tribes’ demands for autonomy came about as a result of the alleged Saudi Kingdom’s brutal and murderous action against Yemen and the presence of the Saudi military men in Najran. “All Yemeni tribes are threatened by Saudi Arabia and we are ready for martyrdom for Allah’s cause,” he told FNA.
“The Najran tribes in a statement declared war against the occupying Saudi regime, stressing that the House of Saud represents corruption on the Earth and sheds the bloods of innocent people across the globe in a very routine and normal manner,” a Muslim cleric, Abdulaziz Farid, told FNA.
According to Farid, “[T]he seditionist Saudi regime wants to turn the Najran region into the forefront of war against its brothers and neighbors and has used this region for artillery attacks against Yemen since the second week of the war” on the Yemeni people.



Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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