Seven new GPC leaders make it to govt-held Marib in past days

Seven new GPC leaders make it to govt-held Marib in past days

Seven new political and military leaders from the GPC party in the have escaped the rebels' crackdown in Yemen's north and made it to the government-held eastern city of Marib in the past few days, an official source in Marib told the media.

The source said that "there is a specialized committee that receives the GPC's fugitive military and political leaders in Marib."

These leaders belong to the part of the GPC party and army units which, headed by the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, were once allies with the Houthi  Shiit Islamist fighters against the internationally recognized government. But upon Saleh's switch of sides in late November, they switched with him and waged an uprising in the north that ended up in the killing of Saleh in December 4. Ever since, thousands of pro-GPC and pro-Saleh loyalists have been killed, arrested or forced to flee to government-held south and east of Yemen.

 

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