Thousands of Yemeni troops declare support for Hadi

The Yemeni commander of a vast military district covering half the country's border with Saudi Arabia pledged support on Sunday to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local officials said.

Thousands of Yemeni troops declare support for Hadi

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The commander of the 1st Military Zone based in Yemen's southern province of Hadhramaut on Sunday announced support for the legitimacy of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a military source said.

Brigadier General Abdulrahman al-Halily of the First Military District announced today his support for constitutional legitimacy as represented by President Hadi, one of the officials told 

Hadhramaut's 1st Military Zone – which is commanded by Maj. Gen. Abdul Rahman al-Halili – comprises of seven military units, all of which have expressed full support for the legitimacy of Hadi, the source, requesting anonymity, told.

The announcement puts at least 15,000 troops in the desert border area on the same side as the kingdom, the world's top oil exporter, after three weeks of an inconclusive bombing campaign it has led against Iran-allied Houthi rebels. 

The source's assertion comes 23 days after the launch of an aerial military campaign by Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies on locations belonging to Yemen's Houthis.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Nisan 2015, 16:26