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Government Investigates with 70 Rebel Soldiers
  Written By:  Abdul Rahim Al-Shawthabi (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
February 09, 2009



Security source confirmed that investigations are still underway with some (70 military soldiers) belonging to the 127 Infantry Brigade of the First Armored Division on the background of  a army rebellion last week against the Brigade Commander Brigadier General Jihad Ali Antar, in the camp known as Airport Camp in Gaflat Ethr District of Amran province.

The same source said that the investigation into the incident so far did not show any motives behind the incident other than the rebels' demands of financial sums; however the source did not rule out.

The rebels together with the commander of the brigade Jihad Antar were transferred to the military police camp in the capital Sana'a. However the rebels alleged financial benefits were confiscated from them by the camp commander.

According to the source, a committee set up by the Ministry of Defense and headed by Major-General Ali Mohammad Salah, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations arrived in the military brigade camp in Amran after the incident to look into the matter.