Source: assignment of Major General Haitham Qassem, as a commander of a military council leading combat operations on the West Coast

Source: assignment of Major General Haitham Qassem, as a commander of a military council leading combat operations on the West Coast

Armed formations in Yemen’s west coast announced the formation of a military council last Tuesday, and discussions are continuing to choose a consensus leader for the council.

An informed source told Al-Masdar Online that the joint forces formed their military council to deal with the new variables days after Saudi Arabia took command of the Arab Coalition operations on the west coast from UAE.

The source pointed out that the joint Yemeni forces did not agree to name the commander of the military council, and their discussions are continuing in the capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi.

According to the source, discussions were based on the selection of Major General Haitham Qassim Tahir, commander of the 20th Brigade, former minister of defense, commander and general supervisor of the military council assigned by the coalition forces led operations in the west coast until the selection of a commander of the council, and will also supervision of the council from the UAE forces command to the Saudi forces.

The source pointed out, that there are two opinions so far about the nature of the presidency of the Council, the first is that the president should be from Tuhami resistance forces and his deputies of giants and guards of the republic, and the second is the presidency of the council periodically between the three parties to avoid any future differences.

On Tuesday, the joint forces announced the initial formation of the collective command of their operations on the West Coast:

Major General Haitham Qasim Tahir, Commander of the 20th Brigade

- Brigadier General Ali Salem al-Hasani, General Supervisor of the Giants Brigades

- Brigadier Raed Al-Abahi, Commander of The 1st Brigade Giants

- Brig. Gen. Hamdi Shukri, Commander of the 2nd Brigade Giants

- Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman al-Lahji, commander of the 3rd Brigade Giants

- Brigadier General Tariq Saleh, Commander of the Guards of the Republic

- Brig. Gen. Bassam al-Muhadhar, commander of the 3rd Infantry Brigade

- Brig. Gen. Ali al-Kanini, commander of the 7th Brigade, Giants

- Brig. Gen. Sulaiman Munaser Al-Zarnouki, commander of Al- Zaraniq Brigades

- Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Kawkabani, Commander of the 1st Brigade Tihama

- Brigadier General Sadiq Doyed, Deputy Commander of the Forces of the Republic Guards


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