The Yemeni Tribes’ Alliance warned on Sunday against any new military aggression in Al-Hasaba district in downtown the capital Sana’a, saying that the tribes will not stay idly and that response will be a duty upon every tribesman through available means.
Aggression against the tribes, the tribesmen participating in the popular youth-led revolution, the revolution supporters and defenders or their areas will be an aggression against all Yemeni tribes that will require a strong response with souls and funds, the alliance said in a statement.
The statement came days after the army deployed more forces and vehicles to Al-Hasaba, which was the battlefield for deadly clashes between the forces and the tribal fighters loyal to sheikh Sadeq Al-Ahmer of Hashid in June. The deployments raised fears battles could erupt soon, especially after the forces attacked the houses of two of Sadeq Al-Ahmer’s brothers.
The attacks on the two houses were revenge on Al Al-Ahmer and the people who are still suffering from the June battles, the statement said.
Furthermore, the statement urged the officers and soldiers of the republican guard to ignore the orders of their leader, the son of President Saleh, to kill the people and involve them in more crimes against the people.
“We call on the republican guard officers and soldiers to leave their positions as they realize that the Saleh family is using them, and to avoid legal accountability for what is happening in the country,” the alliance said.
The Yemeni Tribes’ Alliance was declared almost a week ago inside Change Square in Sana’a.
At the declaration ceremony, sheikh Sadeq Al-Ahmer vowed that Saleh and his sons will not rule the country as long as he is alive.