Senior commander escapes assassination
1/31/2017 10:59:00 PM
Commander of the 35th Brigade Brig. Gen. Adnan al-Hamadi on Tuesday escaped an assassination attempt in the area of Bani Yusuf, al-Mawasit district.
In a statement, al-Hamadi said that the cell consisting of several persons that was behind the incident was arrested, pointing out that they admitted that they were tasked by ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthis to assassinate him.
The statement spelt out that the militias planned to carry out the assassination, and then throw the charge of assassination on a political side of carrying out it.
The statement said that the Yemeni army will use iron fist against the militias and anyone who tries to destabilize the nation.
Last week, Unidentified gunmen assassinated the chief of Ibb Traffic Police Col. Abdul-Wahab Sha'alan while he was in a barbershop in the town of Marib.
Local sources affirmed that three persons in security uniforms fired five shots on Sha'alan and escaped, pointing out that local residents saw the gunmen on a vehicle and thought that they were pursing criminals.
Sha'alan had left Ibb with the aim of joining the Yemeni army in Marib, but he was assassinated, media sources told Alshwah Net.
Security services in Marib could arrest a number of cells which had connections to the Houthis and ousted President Ali Saleh and which were operating to destabilize the governorate of Marib which is run by the legitimate government.