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Assim al-Sabri is a Yemeni journalist specializing in political and military affairs. As a graduate in Mass Communication from Sana’A University, he previously worked for Al-Oula newspaper before becoming a news producer for BBC Arabic & Alhurra News Channel. He also worked as a correspondent and as an office manager for Al-Ekhbariya in Yemen (a Saudi News channel), and as a correspondent for Abu Dhabi Channel. Since 2015, he has covered major military battles and political developments in Yemen, such as the battles fought to liberate Aden, battles in the western coast as well as battles fought to liberate Al-Mukalla from Al-Qaeda. Since 2021, he has specialized in covering Islamic jihadist groups in Yemen and the region.

He is currently working as a correspondent for Al-Aan TV, which also focuses on jihadist groups. Al-Sabri’s writings have recently gained wide circulation due to his exclusive news stories on developments in Al-Qaeda and ISIS’s activities in Yemen.

Assim's latest contributions

Batarfi’s Death and Al-Qaeda in Yemen’s New Emir: What Comes Next?

May 31, 2024
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) made a surprise announcement on March 10, 2024, publicizing the death of its leader, Khaled Batarfi, and the appointment of Saad al-Awlaqi as his successor. … Read more

How the Gaza Crisis Could Bring Iran and Al-Qaeda in Yemen Together

December 11, 2023
In early November, the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said the Iranian-led Axis of Resistance in the region had no prior knowledge of the Al-Aqsa Flood operation carried out by … Read more

Leadership from Iran: How Al-Qaeda in Yemen Fell Under the Sway of Saif al-Adel

February 28, 2023
When Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a US drone strike in Afghanistan last July it had only limited impact for the group’s Middle East branches in North Africa, Yemen, and Somalia. … Read more