Kidnapping of a Senior military commander and his son by tribal gunmen in Marb

Kidnapping of a Senior military commander and his son by tribal gunmen in Marb


Armed tribal groups in Bani Ma'ili in the central Yemeni province of Marb, kidnaped a brigadier general in the Yemeni army and his son and three others in Thursday.

A military source said that the gunmen intercepted the commander of the 7th Brigade Presidential Guard of the 5th Military Region Brig. Gen. Mohammed Whhan, and his son Salah and three of his companions in Bani Ma'ili area of the Damashqa tribe, a branch of the Obeida tribe in Marb province.

According to the source, the tribes are calling on local authorities in Marib province to release a member of the tribe who was arrested by security forces for his participation in the events in Marib last week.


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