Yemeni President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi has set up a committee to investigate the killing of the commander of the 35 armored brigade, Brigadier General Adnan al-Hammadi, on Monday in the countryside of Taiz province, sources familiar with the matter said.
The sources added that the committee was chaired by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Brigadier General Mohammad Al-Mahmoudi, and the membership of the head of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Commission, Major General Ahmed Al-Yafe'i, Director of the Military Justice Department, Brigadier Abdullah Al-Hadri, and the Staff of the Taiz Axis.
Brigadier General Hammadi was shot in the head, on Monday evening, in the courtyard of his home in the countryside south of Taiz, and announced his death during his transfer to hospital for treatment in Aden.
The military, political and human rights community in Yemen has demanded the formation of a neutral and fully empowered professional committee to conduct a "fair and transparent" investigation into the crime of "assassinating" the military leader who fought fierce battles against the Houthis (Ansar Allah).
Within the internationally recognized government of Yemen, he then fought a fierce struggle with the Islah Party in Taiz and its brigades in the National Army.
Observers say members of the committee charged with investigating the killing of Brigadier Adnan al-Hammadi are affiliated with Islah (the Muslim Brotherhood's arm in Yemen), calling it a "second chapter of the assassination plot."