Yemen's AQAP says Houthis will pay for push into country

November 21, 2014 12:23 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, reacting to the loss of its strongholds to Shi'ite Houthi fighters, has accused its opponents of acting as a proxy for the United States and threatened renewed violence against them.

In an audio message on jihadist websites, al AQAP's military commander Qassim al-Raymi called the Houthis "the new rented gun for the enemies of Islam".

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