Saleh’s forces mobilize in Sanaa after Houthis arrest Republican Guard officers
The Republican Guards in support of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh escalated their caution and readiness to confront any developments after Houthis arrested a number of their officers and soldiers on Friday in Sanaa.
The tensions in Sanaa extended to the Sanhan district, south of capital, which is Saleh’s hometown.
After the Saudi-led coalition air force shelled militias’ posts on Friday, Houthis reinforced their presence in Sanhan and stationed near the Dabwa and Rima Hamid camps which are under the control of the Republican Guards.
Meanwhile, sources said that Saleh directed the Republican Guards to protect both camps and strictly deal with any Houthi attempt to raid them or come near them.