Former leading Salafist defects to revolutionary government of Yemen

Former leading Salafist defects to revolutionary government of Yemen

A head of the Salafi organisation known as the al-Rashad party, which is loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, has on Sunday arrived in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a from Jawf province.

According to informed sources, Misfer bin Ali Shafiam, formerly the leader of the Salafist party and advisor of Hadi puppet government-appointed governor of Jawf, has defected to the National Salvation Government of Yemen, along with several of his companions.

Dozens of military and political leaders, who were originally hired by the coalition, have returned to the liberated parts of Yemen in recent months and offered their services to the revolutionary government.

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