Yemen's Hadi appoints top general in bid to rally tribes

President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's decision to appoint Saudi-based General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, seen here, a northerner known for his close ties to Sunni Islamists, was published on the government's official sabanew.net websiteYemen’s president has appointed a veteran general as armed forces deputy commander in a bid to rally support from tribes and troops in the rebel-held Sanaa region, military sources said. President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s decision to appoint Saudi-based General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, a northerner known for his close ties to Sunni Islamists, was published on the government’s official sabanew.net website late Monday. Hadi himself is supreme commander of the armed forces.

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