Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar
|Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar|
|Native name||علي محسن الأحمر|
|Born||June 20, 1945|
Sanhan, Sana'a Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
|Unit||1st Armored Division|
|Commands held||North-Western Military District|
1st Armored Division
|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. On March 21, 2011, Al-Ahmar defected and joined the anti-government Yemeni protesters, along with other top Yemeni army commanders.
References[change | change source]
- "Yemen Order of Battle - American Enterprise Institute" (PDF).
- "Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar". www.historycommons.org.
- "Yemeni general backs opposition". 21 March 2011 – via www.bbc.co.uk.