Military commander exposed to ambush in Sa’ada [Archives:2005/828/Local News]

March 28 2005

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
Security sources in Sa'ada emphasized that an armed group on Wednesday set up an ambush for a high-ranking army commander who was heading for the governorate provincial capital.

The ambush resulted in the killing of three of his bodyguards but no confirmation was available on whether the commander was seriously injured. Analysts believed that the ambush which was erected at Khouqaa area was the concoct of followers of al-Houthi insurgent who had been killed by government troops last September.