Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar's gunmen return back to Hasba

By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A: April 4, 2012- Eyewitnesses told that gunmen belong to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar, a powerful tribal leader returned back on Tuesday night to their previous sites in Hasaba Street.
This came just hours after a meeting of the Military Affairs Committee headed by President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi warning of any attempt to hinder the job of the Committee.
President Hadi stressed at the meeting on the importance of committee to achieve security and stability in the country under the committee's tasks which was formed in line with the Gulf Cooperation Council-brokered initiative and its executive mechanism.
"There are still specific duties and tasks for the committee to carry out in order to attaining security and stability as well as opening blocked roads and protecting power lines and oil and gas pipelines,'' Hadi said.
President Hadi directed the Interior ministry to hold its responsibilities in supervising process to implement security plans and following up security defaults wherever they occur.
Lately tensions were running extremely high with sporadic clashes being reported in and around the capital, Sana’a. This act of spreading militants belong to Sheikh Sadeq al-Ahmar came amidst reports that warring political factions were once again on the war path with armed militias being back in the streets of Sana’a and tribal fighters being embroiled in violent clashes against the Republican Guards some 40 kilometers north of the capital, near al-Sama’a military base.

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