Shabwa (Debriefer) Shabwa governor, Oudh al-Oulaqi, on Sunday fired a number of security leaders over chaos seen by the Yemeni southeastern governorate last July.
Ataq, Shabwa provincial capital, saw last month clashes pitting the convoy of security special forces' commander against military units from Emirati-backed Shabwa Defense forces, leaving two soldiers killed.
Oulaqi ousted the two commanders of security forces (Abd Rabbu Lakab) and Shabwa Defense forces (Ahmed Dar'an) for "declaring a mutiny against the provincial leadership and the security committee's decisions," says the governor's decree carried by Shabwa governorate's website.
Shabwa governor also decided to suspend the director of special forces commander's office, Nasser al-Sharif, and continue the suspension of the Shabwa Defense Second Brigade's commander (Wajdi BaOum) until the killing of the two soldiers is solved.
Earlier, Oulaqi suspended all the personnel and leaders who took part in the infighting seen by Shabwa until probes are finished.