Riyadh sends Yemeni workers to fight in Syria

Riyadh sends Yemeni workers to fight in Syria
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:16:59

Saudi Arabia has forced immigrant Yemeni workers to go to a proxy war in Syria, an Arab-language daily has reported.

Alwahdawi newspaper quoted an informed source on Friday, saying that Al Saud regime plans to dispatch thousands of Yemeni workers to Syria in order to materialize the West’s plot to overthrow Syrian government.

Many Yemeni nationals from Saudi Arabia have been deported due to their refusal to go to war in Syria and preferred to go back home, the report says.

Some of those who refuted to fight against Syrian army soldiers have been sent to jails in Saudi Arabia, according to the Yemeni newspaper.

Over one million Yemenis are working in Saudi Arabia, facing pressure to follow up Al Saud regime’s policies.

Khalid Issa, European representative of the National Coordinating Body, told al-Alam that there are some Saudi agents in Syrian city of Ras al-Ayn near Turkish border, which proves Saudis’ role in supporting terrorist groups in the city.

The city was one of the terrorist al-Nusra Front bastions which witnessed fierce fighting between Kurdish militants and al-Nusra fighters in the past couple of weeks.

Kurdish militants announced last week that they have defeated al-Nusra and have the city under their control.

Issa said Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey make use of terrorist militants to halt national reconciliation among Syrians.

The conflict in Syria started in March 2011, when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.

As the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria continues without an end in sight, the US government has boosted its political and military support to Takfiri extremists.

Washington has remained indifferent about warnings by Russia and other world powers about the consequences of arming militant groups.


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