A spokesman of the Military Committee formed under the GCC-brokered power transfer deal, Ali Saeed Obaid, has affirmed that relatives of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh rebelled against recent decrees issued by President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi.
He stressed that the refusal of Commanders of the Air Forces Mohammad Saleh Al- Ahmar and Commander of the Special Forces Tariq Mohammad Saleh Al-Ahmar to hand over their military positions to the new commanders was grave breaches.
He told Akhbar Alyawam Newspaper that joint forces formed of different military units were displayed in points in the Capital Sana’a.
Obaid affirmed that barracks, checkpoints and other armed manifestations were removed from Hail, Hassbah, Al-Olfi, Sofan and other streets of the Capital Sana’a.
He further said that the mountains surrounding the Capital Sana’a were not purged of military manifestations so far, indicating that the military units existed in what is called “the security belt” will stay at their positions.
He reitrated that the Military Commission faces difficulties and challenges in different parts of the Capital Sana’a, calling on all parties to cooperate with the committee to carry out its tasks.
He further said that the committee has nothing to do with issuing decrees, stressing that Hadi and the Defense Minister constantly follow up those commanders who refused to accept presidential decrees.
Meanwhile, the Defense Minster Mohammad Nasser Abhmed opened on Tuesday blocked main streets in Sana’a after barracks and concrete blocks were taken out.
Checkpoints of pro and anti-former regime forces were set up when the public uprising escalated early last year.