Alsahwah.net- Violent clashes broke
out around the Defense Ministry between forced of the Republican Guard led by
the elder son of Ali Abdullah Saleh and guards of the Defense Ministry.
Source said that a
number of soldiers were killed and wounded, pointing out that soldiers of the
Republican Guards blocked all roads leading the ministry.
These developments came
as the President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi is currently visiting Saudi Arabia to take part
in the summit of Muslim leaders held in Mecca.
Soldiers of the Republican
Guard attempted to encircle the Defense Ministry last week in the week of
issuing republican decrees for which a number of the Republican Guards were transferred
to other military units.
The soldiers were
dispersed after government forces threatened to open fire if the protesters
Several soldiers were killed around the Interior Ministry as soldiers
affiliated to the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh stormed its building.
Yemen's security forces have regained control of the interior ministry
day after fighting in the complex killed 15 people.
Forces from the central security services intervened to secure the
ministry after most of its assets were looted.
Yemeni politicians accused Saleh and his family of seeking to spread
chaos in a desperate attempt to undermine the political process in Yemen.
Last week, hundreds of Republican Guard forces loyal to Saleh
surroundedthe Defense Ministry in
Sana'a for several hours, protesting decreases issued by Hadi in which he
transferred some brigades of the Republican Guard to other military units.
Hadi's efforts to shake up the military are always faced with Saleh's
resistance.Previous decrees to remove
Saleh loyalists were challenged.