Almotamar.net - The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Secretary General said on Wednesday that Yemen is still facing complex security threats and needs international and regional support.
"Yemen is still in dire need of support regionally and internationally. It is facing complex security challenges of the growing activities of al-Qaeda and terrorist groups as well as foreign interference in its internal affairs," Abdul-Latif al-Zayani said in his speech in the first consultative meeting of the Joint Defense Council of GCC's Defense Ministers, in the presence of US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held in Jeddah city.
Yemen needs a long-term international effort to support its developmental programs and back its armed and security forces in the fight against terror and the armed groups spreading out in the south and north of Yemen, al-Zayani said.
He pointed to the prominent role the GCC's States have played to steer Yemen away from a potential civil war, saying that the GCC-brokered initiative was an effective political solution of peaceful transfer of power backed by the international community and the UN Security Council.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.