Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or Ansar Al-Sharia have made the city of Jaar (now Waqar) a center for it military and organizational operations and administrating the affairs of the province of Abyan which the Mujahideen controls most of it away from any control or presence of the governmental authorities that are present militarily on the outskirts of Zinjibar near the province of Aden or on the outskirts of the city of Laudar by a military brigade that is stationed there.
Al-Sharq reporters entered to the military center of Al-Qaeda where in this city the Mujahideen train, plan and supervise on the military action of the organization.
In the city the Emir of the organization is present in the province of Abyan who is considered the first man in the organization and he is called Abu Hamza, he is a young man who his last appearance in a lecture he delivered to the prisoners of the Yemeni army who were captured by the organization last week in the operation of Al-Qaeda which a large number of the soldiers of the artillery detachment on the outskirts of Zinjibar the capital of the province of Abyan.
Passwords for the visitors of the city
In the first check point for Al-Qaeda after passing the military check points towards the city of Aden and between more than thirty passengers in a big bus heading to Jaar the reporter of Al-Sharq was asked to come down and show his identity and investigation began with him and during the talk the reporter of Al-Sharq said: ‘I'm going to "this person" - the name of the person who coordinated the visit - because entering of Jaar for the journalists and non-locals can only be by coordination and permission of the leadership of the organization in Jaar.
Checkpoint of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
So the masked young man welcomed the reporter of Al-Sharq and allowed him to return to the bus and said to him: ‘In the second check point ask about Abu Mohammed, which is the password that they give the arrivals to the city and when the reporter of Al-Sharq asked about Abu Mohammed in the second check point he was immediately allowed to pass by one of the youth in the check point and you observe that most of the members of the organization are youth.
In Jaar he was received by three of the organization elements in a modern air conditioned car who offered Al-Sharq reporter chocolate and juices then they held for him a feast, and you could notice that the members of the organization were moving in a smooth, munificence and coordination without fear from raids or attacks.
Mujahideen of al Qaida distribute aid among local residents
As for the communication network which is used by the organization it is very advanced and is similar to that is security services run its operation since the one who was responsible for receiving the Al-Sharq reporter in Jaar was carrying a communication device and the headset was in his ear all the time until the time of lunch, he was listening to the contacts from several directions but without talking.
Only hotel in city of Jaar after bombings by aircraft of US, Saudi Arabia and the regime in Sana'a
When he was asked by the Al-Sharq reporter saying: ‘You are from the media why do you carry a weapon?', one of his three companions replied that every personal in the organization is being trained to use all kinds of weapons and modern techniques and first aid and treating the wounded which are the basics which every member of Al-Qaeda according to Abu Ali who is a youth which isn't more than 30 years old.
Administrating the affairs of the people
Jaar is the capital of the biggest districts in Abyan and is located to the north of Zinjibar the capital of the province and is 21 kilometres from it its name means hyenas or wolves that's way Al-Qaeda organization changed its name to ‘Waqar' based to a prophetic hadith that told to me by the members of the organization which sees that naming with the names of wolves is unfavourable.
In Jaar Al-Qaeda organization offers services to the people free of charge since the tariff of electricity and water have been cancelled also the taxes and royalties that were imposed on the businesses have been cancelled.
Police station of al Qaeda
Al-Sharq met street vendors and owners of shops away from the eyes of the members of the organization who stated that the royalties that they used to pay to the security men has been cancelled and the thefts ended from the city Nassir Al-Ibbi, who is from the sons of the northern provinces and owns a grocery store and gas said that before Al-Qaeda entered to Jaar he was subject to theft all the time but currently the thefts have decreased, and one of the traders of Jaar refers the reason disappearance of the thefts from the city which was considered least city in Abyan in security to the dealing of Al-Qaeda organization with the theft crimes and cutting the hand of thieves but he also says that anything for the city is better than the rule of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Security and education
Al-Qaeda organization administers the courts of Jaar according to the Sharia according to them but you notice that it also uses laws that are found in governmental regime and don't contradict with the Sharia according to one of the members of the organization, as for the police it looks that the organization doesn't need a police service since all its personnel in one network and do the rule of police and solider in the same time. Also the students are being taught in the schools the same governmental curriculum with changes the organization have forced the teachers in details it sees as contradictions to the Sharia in the curriculum materials.
Police department of al Qaeda in Jaar
Regarding the health aspect the only hospital in the city was exposed to aerial bombardment and is no longer valid for use and we didn't observe any presence for alternative health center but the citizens said that the health facilities are present. Al-Qaeda organization installed a new internal electricity network after the first had worn out because of the bombardment, also the members of the organization excavated a stream for the sewage to expel the sewage water outside the city which indicate that the organization is working as a state and not a military wing, but rather the reason of its success is that it covered the failures which accompanied the government performance.
A populist organization
One of the members of the organization said that Ansar Al-Sharia are a populist organization that presents a model for the rule of Al-Qaeda to the cities and Jaar is a model and a social blending have occurred with the people of the city and the province and there have been marriages of the youth of Ansar Al-Sharia with the people of the city which confirms their ability to live with the people normally according to them and they even held mass weddings for the youth of Al-Qaeda and the youth of Jaar.
Source: Al-Sharq newspaper