SANA’A-Al-Qaeda has released video of the kidnapping of UN personnel in Yemen.
The U.S.-based “SITE” Intelligence Group, an American NGO that specializes in monitoring extremist group activities, reported Saturday that al-Qaeda released a video of a U.N. employee, a Bangladeshi national, who was kidnapped in Yemen in February.
Security personnel stand guard next to the convoy transporting the U.N. Special Envoy for Yemen to Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital, April 11, 2022. A video of Akam Sofyol Anam, Director of the UN Office of Security and Safety in Yemen, surfaced online on September 3.
It is worth noting that Mr. Anam and 4 other colleagues were abducted 6 months ago, exactly on 2/11.
According to the SITE Intelligence Group an offshoot of the international terrorist network Al Qaeda in Yemen released the video, allegedly recorded last August 9.
In the video, Mr. Anam, a citizen of Bangladesh (according to SITE), said he had many serious health problems, needed medical support and was hospitalized for treatment.
He called on the United Nations, the international community and humanitarian organizations to respond to the group’s demands, but did not elaborate on this statement.