Commander of the Brigade for the Protection of Ma'ashiq Palace of mocks the announcement of "Ben Brik" and confirms the death of an officer as a result of the clashes

Commander of the Brigade for the Protection of Ma'ashiq Palace of mocks the announcement of "Ben Brik" and confirms the death of an officer as a result of the clashes


The commander of the 1st Brigade of Presidential Protection in charge of protecting the presidential palace in Al- Ma'ashiq in the interim capital of Aden, Brig. Gen. Sanad al-Rahwa, said his forces clashed with armed groups that tried to storm the presidential palace and the Central Bank.

Brig. Gen. Al-Rahwa added in a telephone conversation with "Al-Masdar Online" that the clashes are still going on "after Wednesday afternoon", stressing that his forces were in a defensive position against the armed groups that tried to storm the presidential palace via passports department and Al-Hubaishi Stadium.

Al- Rahwa confirmed that one presidential protection officer had been killed and three others were injured, one of them seriously.

Al-Rahwa denied the existence of any formations in Ma'ashiq except the presidential protection forces, adding: We do not have militias we are armed forces, presidential guards, defending legitimacy and the homeland.

Brig. Gen. al-Rahwa mocked the talk of Hani Ben Brik and invited him to break into Ma'ashiq by saying that "Hani Brik needs 30 years to break into Ma'ashiq, and he will not be able to."

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Transitional Council said that three of the so-called "mourners of abu al-Yamama's funeral" were injured near the Al- Ma'ashiq palace on Wednesday afternoon.

In the context, field sources reported that three people were injured in clashes in front of the badr camp gate in Khor Maksar after an attack by Transitional Council gunmen on the camp.

Al-Masdar online correspondent quoted local residents as hearing the sounds of clashes in the vicinity of Badr camp of the legitimate government.


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