Army Officers Breaking Ranks in Yemen
As a companion piece to Waq al-waq’s ever expanding ever more popular post on the list of resignations in Yemen (many of these guys are apparently on hold with al-Jazeera waiting to add their names to the list) Waq al-waq is now adding a post on the list of officers who, while not resigning, are claiming to support the protesters.
All of these followed Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar’s announcement this morning on al-Jazeera, which I wrote about here.
This will likely be up-dated throughout the day. This is not comprehensive, but rather key leaders.
Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar: commander of 1st Armored Division; Commander of Northwest Military District
Muhammad Ali Muhsin: commander of Eastern Military District
Sayf al-Baqri: Commander of Central District in Sanaa
Hamid al-Qushaybi: Commander of 301st Brigade in Amran
Brigadier General Husayn Zayd Khayran: Commander of Kahlan Base; 1st Artillery Brigade
Brigadier General Thabit Nasir al-Jahwari: 121 Brigade
al-Qadi: Commander of Military Police
Brigadier General Sadiq al-Sarhan: commander of Air Defense in 1st Brigade
Ali Abad Muthna: Republican Guard Commander in Dhammar
Thabit Muthna Jawas: Commander of 15th Mechanized Division
Abdullah Ali ‘Aliwa: Adviser to High Commander of Armed Forces
Ali Muhsin Ahmad al-Shabaybi: Commander of 26th Brigade of Republican Guard