Twitter suspends Arabic-language account of Houthi military spokesperson – Middle East Monitor

Twitter has suspended the Arabic-language account of the spokesperson for the Houthi-aligned Yemeni armed forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree.

The account was removed on Saturday. At the time, it had over 300,000 subscribers and had been active since November 2018 and provided users with updates and statements regarding the armed forces’ military operations against Saudi Arabia and coalition partner the Emirates. United Arabs. The account also shared information about developments on the ground against Saudi-backed mercenary forces fighting on behalf of the Yemeni government in exile.

The English language of Saree Account is still active and earlier today, Saree posted a tweet in Arabic describing the social media platform’s decision as “consistent with the policy of the forces of aggression” in order to “silence the mouths that denounce them and reveal their crimes.

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He also announced that another An Arabic-language account has since been created, which already has more than 12,000 subscribers.

The suspension of the previous account came days after internationally renowned Yemeni government chairman Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi announced that he had transferred his powers to a newly created presidential leadership council and sacked its deputy chairman, Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar. It is hoped that this may contribute to a settlement of the conflict which is now in its seventh year.

The council, led by a former adviser to Hadi, comprises eight board members, with equal representation from the north and south of the country, but the Houthi movement, which is an integral part of the Sanaa-based de facto government, has been excluded. board, which is not recognized as legitimate by the group.

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