Al-Qaeda terrorists destroy graves of two renowned Sufi clerics

Al-Qaeda terrorists destroy graves of two renowned Sufi clerics

Al-Qaeda terrorists have on Monday attacked a number of Sufi shrines in the Mudiyah district of Abyan province, southern Yemen.

Local sources in the province reported that Al-Qaeda forces placed explosives under the tombs of Sufi scholars Ali bin Hilal and Ubaid bin Ahmed in Al-Madara area, and demolished the graves under pretext of them being used for “heresy”.

The destruction of shrines in the Mudiyah district is seen by some experts as a declaration of control over the area, after they attacked a number of security forces in March.

In December 2021, extremist elements of the mercenary unit known as the Al-Amaliqa Brigades had already destroyed a tomb and even attacked the historical Al-Balkhi Mosque in Hays district of Hodeidah province.

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