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Saleh’s Camp Breaks as Legitimacy Approaches Sana’a

Saleh’s Camp Breaks as Legitimacy Approaches Sana’a

Aden- Military sources in Yemen confirmed that the National Army and the Popular Resistance are preforming high-caliber infiltration operations in Furdat Nahm, neighboring Sana’a. Also, the ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s camp is suffering from an internal rift, according to what political sources reported.

Saleh insists on broadening military confrontation all around and inside Sana’a. On the other hand, most leaderships want to avoid confrontation. Information on military and popular units, which surround the area, joining the National Army and Popular Resistance to restore legitimacy to Yemen, has given insurgents a reason to think twice before rushing into a head-on clash.

Informed sources confirm the consequences of Furdat Nahm and its camps falling into the hands of pro-legitimacy forces still has its toll on the insurgent alliance between Houthis and Saleh. Both parties hold each other responsible for the loss of that strategic zone.

Sources pointed out that with the comprehensive freeing of the eastern gates of Sana’a closing in, along with the campaign bringing in clan members residing near Sana’a, leaderships of the General People’s Congress of Yemen – previously chaired by Saleh- are intensifying their meetings inside and outside Sana’a.

Furthermore, sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that it is very likely for some high-up figures in the General People’s Congress of Yemen to visit Saudi Arabia in hopes of looking into escape-door for the bottleneck situation they found themselves in with pro-legitimacy forces approaching Sana’a.

Major General Mohssen Khasroof, chief of the Moral Guidance Department in the National Army, said that the countdown on the insurgents is near. The National Army and Popular Resistance are advancing in the process of freeing the eastern gates of Sana’a. In addition, clans like bani Harith, Arhab, and bani Hasheesh have announced their allegiance to pro-legitimacy forces and joined the battle, Khasroof added in his statement.