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Jeddah- Informed military sources revealed that Houthi rebels were in a state of tension with pro-government forces approaching the outskirts of Sanaa. The sources added that in the past two days, Houthi rebels have killed tens of pro-government officers who were captured earlier, and others from Yemen’s Republican Guards, forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah who refused any military confrontation and supported peaceful solutions for the crisis.

Brigadier Abdullah Subaihi, commander of the north-eastern sector in Aden and commander “Brigade 15-Mika”, told Asharq Al-Awsat that, “according to the information provided during the past two days, the militias have started taking random decisions proving their inability to persist, like killing the military officers who are war prisoners incapable of defending themselves.”

Brigadier Subaihi described these actions as inhumane and opposing to all international regulations.

He confirmed that Houthis are perpetrating these criminal actions to ensure security for the leaders of the so-called Ansar Allah with the imminent entry of the national army to Sanaa and the military movement of resistance inside.

Moreover, Asharq Al-Awsat learned about calls made between pro-government forces and some of the leaderships hiding in Sanaa, after being moved away from their military bases for refusing to join the militias’ and Saleh’s army.

In the same context, the national army took control over “Brigade 63”, which is affiliated with the Republican Guard, and seized the commander of the Brigade along with around 200 members, who were sent to the liberated areas.

Moreover, the military sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the army forces in Bani Hushaysh District moved forward and are closer to the outskirts of Sanaa.