Local News

Radfan Commander Denies Army Withdrawal

official denied the news on the army’s withdrawal from their military sights on Monday morning in Lahj governorate.

The military units deployed in the region were imposing a tight siege on suspected southern movement elements for about a month and a half.

Radfan Mahmud, directorate general said that military has not withdrawn from the sights they were manning until now, but that mobile units remain in full force.

He refused to discus about news dealing with a mediation committee led by government officials to end the siege.

Sources close to the southern movement had reported that army started withdrawing from as a result of the officials’ mediation which led to the reduction of the military presence from the west side of the al-Habilayn area in Radfan.

Mediation committee formed between the army and southern movement

Local sources in al-Habilayn mentioned that there has been a breakthrough in the initiative to alleviation in the crisis in Radfan.

The mediation committee consists of a delegation from the southern movement and the army under the major Thabet Jawwas and Abdulqader Hilal.

It was also reported that the agreement between both sides requires upholding certain agreements signed in 2008 which demand lifting the army interventions and security checkpoints, as well as the withdrawal of gunmen from the streets of the city of al-Habilayn and the overlooking mountains.

The breakthrough initiatives commenced when communications between the two sides in Radfan after being dormant for more than a month and after the lifting of some military checkpoints which were along the road between al-Habilayn and Milah in Radfan.

Last January, Radfan directorates witnessed tensions and clashes between army units and armed men of the movement when the army tried to storm Al-Habilayn, which left six civilians’ dead and thirty wounded.

This clash caused many citizens to move from al-Habilayn for fear of being wounded or killed, harmed many peoples’ interests as well as paralyzed the city completely for more than a month.

official denied the news on the army’s withdrawal from their military sights on Monday morning in Lahj governorate.

The military units deployed in the region were imposing a tight siege on suspected southern movement elements for about a month and a half.Radfan Mahmud, directorate general said that military has not withdrawn from the sights they were manning until now, but that mobile units remain in full force.

He refused to discus about news dealing with a mediation committee led by government officials to end the siege.

Sources close to the southern movement had reported that army started withdrawing from as a result of the officials’ mediation which led to the reduction of the military presence from the west side of the al-Habilayn area in Radfan.

Mediation committee formed between the army and southern movementLocal sources in al-Habilayn mentioned that there has been a breakthrough in the initiative to alleviation in the crisis in Radfan.

The mediation committee consists of a delegation from the southern movement and the army under the major Thabet Jawwas and Abdulqader Hilal.

It was also reported that the agreement between both sides requires upholding certain agreements signed in 2008 which demand lifting the army interventions and security checkpoints, as well as the withdrawal of gunmen from the streets of the city of al-Habilayn and the overlooking mountains.

The breakthrough initiatives commenced when communications between the two sides in Radfan after being dormant for more than a month and after the lifting of some military checkpoints which were along the road between al-Habilayn and Milah in Radfan.

Last January, Radfan directorates witnessed tensions and clashes between army units and armed men of the movement when the army tried to storm Al-Habilayn, which left six civilians’ dead and thirty wounded.

This clash caused many citizens to move from al-Habilayn for fear of being wounded or killed, harmed many peoples’ interests as well as paralyzed the city completely for more than a month.