Two Saudi-backed military officers killed in tribal retaliation attack

Two Saudi-backed military officers killed in tribal retaliation attack

At least two senior military commanders loyal to the Saudi-led coalition forces were killed on Sunday in the city of Ma’rib, sources familiar with the matter reported.

The sources in Ma’rib affirmed that Brigadier General Abd Rabbo al-Ahraq, the staff of the 159th Infantry Brigade of the coalition, and commander of the Islah Party militia in Harib Al-Qamish Front in Ma’rib, with the name of Gibran al-Mansouri, were killed.

Al-Mansouri and al-Ahraq were killed after being tried for the crime of abducting a girl from the Harib al-Qaramish tribe in Al-Huwaitna area, south of the city.

After the young woman sought the help of her brothers, violent clashes ensued which led to the death of the two Saudi-backed military leaders, as well as several militants, and one of the brothers, as well as the injury of another brother of the victim.

The sources added that many coalition recruits, leaders and tribal militants from Harib Al-Qaramish flocked to the area, where fierce clashes erupted between them, which resulted in several deaths and injuries on both sides