The Islamic State (ISIS) has appointed an emir of the so-called “Taiz Wilayat” in the Saudi-led coalition-held areas of Taiz city, pro-coalition media outlets reported.
This came a few hours after the terrorist organization announced the appointment of Khaibar Al-Sawdani as the emir of Hadhramout province, which has been witnessing unprecedented tension for days between the coalition factions.
The organization appointed the so-called “Abu Hammam Al-Tazi” as the emir of the so-called “Taiz Wilayat” last month, and took Al-Turbah area, the center of Al-Shamaitain district of Taiz, to use as a den for carrying out and staging terrorist acts, according to the UAE-funded Aden TV.
“Abu Hammam” has good military experience in fighting and appeared several times in the areas of Wadi Hadramout when he was accused of fighting alongside Islah forces in the oil plateau, the report said.
It is not yet known whether the emergence of ISIS on the forefront of the scene in recent times has anything to do with the escalating conflict between Emirati factions and Islah in Taiz and the southern governorates, or whether this comes within a framework of a new plan to officially hand over areas under the control of the coalition forces to terrorist groups after their failures over the past years