Alsahwah.net- The 3rd Republican Guard
Brigade positioned in mountains surrounding the capital Sana'a has witnessed
tensions between the newly-appointed commander Abdul-Rahman Al-Halili and the
commander of the Republican Guard Ahmed, a son of former president Ali Abdullah
According to a Yemeni newspaper,
Akhbar Alyawam, two military units of the 3rd Brigade rebelled
against the orders of Al-Halili, pointing out that the heads of the units said
that they only take direction from Ahmed Saleh.
The newspaper quoted well-informed
sources as saying that the air defense unit of the brigade was completely
withdrawn from the brigade under orders of Ahmed Saleh and without the approval
of Al-Halili, pointing out that the unit includes 700 officers and soldiers.
Officers of the 3rd
brigade including the nephew of Saleh, Tariq, had rebelled against a decree of
President Abdu Rabo Hadi and prevented Al-Halali of receiving the command of
the brigade until a rebellion was carried out by some other officers and handed
over the command to Al-Halili.
Meanwhile, a high-ranking military
commander of the Republican Guard, Murad Al-Awbali, is still being heldby
soldiers from the Khawlan tribe.
The soldiers said they kidnapped
al-Awbali in protest at not giving their salaries after they declared their
support to Yemen's revolution.
The soldiers had declared their
support to the Yemeni peaceful revolution after they refused to take part in
the crackdown conducted against the uprising that overthrew the former
president Ali Abdullah Saleh last year.
Military sources said the soldiers
had been ordered to return to the brigade to receive their salaries, and they
had refused to do so while Saleh's son, Ahmed, remained in charge for fear of