Military presence in the Capital Sana’a
The Military Committee, which was formed in early December, 2011 in line with the GCC power transfer initiative is tasked with removing all signs of the military from the capital Sana’a.
Five months since its mission began, many streets and neighborhoods of the city are still occupied by either tribal fighters or military units of the conflicting parties.
The Yemen Times presents here a detailed map of the military presence in the capital Sana’a. The city is divided between defected army units run by Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, armed tribesmen affiliated with the opposition tribal leader, Sadeq Al-Ahmar, troops of the Military Committee run by President Abd Rabo Mansour Hadi and military units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. These are primarily composed of the Central Security Forces, commanded by Saleh's nephew Yahya, and the Republican Guard headed by his son, Ahmed.