Written By: Observer Staff
Article Date: Aug 18, 2012 - 2:21:12 AM
The alleged news of the assassination attempt on the air defense official was “untrue”, said a military officer in the 1st Armored Division on August 18.
BBC Arabic TV channel reported on August 17 that that the Air Force Commander of the 1st Armored Division was assassinated. It did not give further details on the alleged assassination. Later it said Mansour Hatim, who was identified by the BBC as the air force commander, was injured in an assassination attempt.
The officer, who requested to remain anonymous, said Hatim is “sound and well”.
“There was no assassination attempt aimed to kill Mansour [[Hatim],” said the officer. “Nor there was any sort of confrontations that involved Mansour,” said the officer who identify Mansour Hatim as one deputy battalion commanders of the air defense.
The 1st Armored Division is a military unit based in Sana’a and led by General Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar, who defected in 2011 to the side of the former opposition group and joined the popular protest against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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