Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar

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Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar
Native nameعلي محسن الأحمر
Born (1945-06-20) June 20, 1945 (age 74)
Sanhan, Sana'a Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Allegiance Yemen
Service/branchYemen Army
RankMajor General
Unit1st Armored Division
Commands heldNorth-Western Military District
1st Armored Division[1]
Battles/wars1994 civil war in Yemen
2011 Yemeni revolution
RelationsAli 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yemen Order of Battle - American Enterprise Institute" (PDF).
  2. "Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar". www.historycommons.org.
  3. "Yemeni general backs opposition". 21 March 2011 – via www.bbc.co.uk.