A senior military commander in Hadi’s forces on Monday was kidnapped in an area which is under their control in Jawf province.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.
Local sources said that gunmen ambushed the so-called commander of the Falcon Brigade, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Ghatrifi, in the desert of Al-Yatamah at the border with Saudi Arabia.
The assailants took him to an unknown destination.
Al-Ghatrifi is very well known for his loyalty to the General People’s Congress party, specifially to the UAE-backed wing led by Saghir bin Aziz in Al-Yatamah. This faction has recently gotten in conflict with the Islah Party in the region, marking yet another case of infighting in the Saudi-led mercenary groups.
For his part, the commander of the so-called First Brigade, Hammoud al-Kharam, demanded the immediate release of al-Ghatrifi and the prosecution of those involved in his abduction.