By virtue of our categorical rejection of terrorism and its extremist organizations, due to the suffering that our southern people have been enduring and the heinous crimes of these organizations over the past decades; therefore, we welcome the killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, like all peoples who reject the mania of terrorism and its militant groups throughout the world, including our southern people who have been and still fighting a war against those extremist groups obsessed with shedding blood.
We reaffirm commitment to work with all our partners in the region and the world to combat the scourge of terrorism, its organizations and sponsors, to secure our southern homeland from terrorist gangs intruding into our society, culture, and moderation of the true Islamic religion.
Ali Abdullah Al-Kathiri
Official Spokesperson of the Southern Transitional Council (STC)
Member of the Presidency of the Council