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The Abu Al-Abbas Battalion

The Abu Al-Abbas Battalion commander in Taiz, Adil Abduh Fari Uthman Al-Dhubhani (aka Abu Al-Abbas), was sanctioned by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Saudi Arabia on 25 October 2017 for his relations with Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and Islamic State (ISIS-Y). The former school teacher, who hails from Dhubhan in Al-Turba area, studied at the Salafi Institute in Dammaj, Sadah, founded by Sheikh Moqbil Al-Wadi, who died in 2002. He has been involved in anti-Houthi since the war began in 2015.

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