Defectors from the Yemeni army have not often been mentioned in prior coverage, but they played a role here. “Yemen’s Islamic militias, defected army attack village near Sana”a International Airport,” by Mohammed al-Kibsi for the Yemen Observer, September 6 (thanks to Twostellas):
Militias of the Islah party Yemen’s branch of the Islamic brotherhood and the defected army lead by General Ali Mohsen launched a missile and artillery offensive the village of Bait al-Theeb in Arhab district, near Sana”a International Airport, on Tuesday, said a local source in Arhab district.
the [sic] source said that the militias of the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen (Reform Party) and the First Armored Division, led by dissident Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar bombed houses in the village of Beit al-Theeb using Katyusha rockets and mortar shells in retaliation for the villagers who appeared on the screen of Yemen’s setline TV. and revealed the truth of what is happening in their area and expressed attitudes that reject the plans of terrorist and disruptive to those criminal elements.
the [sic] source said that the radical Islamic militia launched, last night, Katyusha rockets at houses and launched mortar shells at the village during the afternoon prayers which resulted in damage of the residents houses and injured a number of them.