Sunday, March 16, 2014

On The Popular Committees of Abyan, Yemen

From a documentary on Al Qaeda in Yemen, watch below. 

"The government needs to take urgent measures to bring the popular committees under the purview of the Ministry of Interior and into the police forces. Not only will that prevent the popular committees from becoming a problem, but it might also bring about much needed security reforms in a country where a weak central government has often relied on informal structures to face crises and security threats." 
 -Nadwa Al-Dawsari, via Middle East Institute