Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar

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Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar
Native name علي محسن الأحمر
Born June 20, 1945 (1945-06-20) (age 69)
Sanhan, Sana'a Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Allegiance  Yemen
Service/branch Yemen Army
Rank Major General
Unit 1st Armored Division
Commands held North-Western Military District
1st Armored Division[1]
Battles/wars 1994 civil war in Yemen
2011 Yemeni revolution
Relations Ali Abdullah Saleh (half brother)

Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar is the general of the Yemeni army and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's half brother. He helped recruit Islamist radicals to fight in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War.[2] On March 21, 2011, Al-Ahmar defected and joined the anti-government Yemeni protesters, along with other top Yemeni army commanders.[3]

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