Republican Guard Colonel killed and perpetrator flees
Military sources said that one of Al-Dobai’s escorts was killed and the other has sustained serious wounds. The assassination occurred inside the brigade headquarters when the commander of the camp called Al-Dobai to his office, where he was killed.
The perpetrator, whose identity is unknown, fled to the office of Ahmad Ali Abdullah Saleh, the commander of the Republican Guard. The incident is one of many assassinations against defected Republican Guard personnel. Al-Dobai is from the village of Mabyan district, in Hajjah governorate, north Yemen.
“On, Friday there was tension inside the brigade headquarters which led to a fight resulting in the death of the colonel,” local media sources said.
The same sources added that a joint committee from the Ministry of Defense and Republican Guard arrived on Friday evening at the Al-Khorafi camp to investigate the killing of Al-Dobai. They have not made any tangible progress yet in the investigation.
“The perpetrator shot the colonel to death inside the camp” Ansar Al Thawra, or supporters of the revolution, said via private sources.
The Office of the Minister of Defense refused to comment on the incident. The number of the Republican Guard forms around the third of the national army and its units are the most advanced equipped military with superior arming. Former pesident’s son. Ahmed is the leader of the Republican Gurad.