A center for the training of Wahhabi groups led by Yahya al-Hajjuri has been opened in al-Amud area of Al Jubah district, Ma’rib province.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.
The center is planned to receive large numbers of recruits alongside Saudi funding, the sources explained.
The center, built to the same specifications as the Damaj terrorist training center in Saada that was destroyed by Ansarullah forces in 2011, is estimated to cost more than 10 billion riyals and will be paid with Saudi support and funding, the sources said.
The center has already begun receiving foreign recruits, including from France, as well as Yemenis, the sources added.
This comes at a time when fighting is taking place at the gates of Ma’rib between Saudi-led occupation forces on the one hand and Yemeni army forces loyal to the National Salvation Government of Yemen on the other.
Observers said the opening of the center is likely meant for the recruitment and training of Wahhabi terrorists to fight against the Yemeni army forces.
From 1979 to 2011, the town of Dammaj in the northern Yemeni province of Saada was the location of the so-called Dar al-Hadith, one of the world’s main Wahhabi terrorist training centers run by Saudi-backed extremist Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i. The center was eventually closed following the Battle of Dammaj in 2011, when revolutionary forces led by Ansarullah drove the Wahhabis from the governorate.