Officers who fled in 1994 return to Yemen
Seventeen officers of the former South Yemen Army and their families, who fled the country following the 1994 war in Yemen are to return home from Syria on Thursday, according to the 26 September weekly, cited by the official Yemen News Agency, SABA.
According to Yemen's Military Attaché in Syria, Muhammed Ali AL-Shihari, the number of Yemeni officers who decided to return home on Thursday reached 98, including family members.
Last Monday, 150 officers and their families returned home after a long absence, which lasted eight years.
Al-Shihari said that Yemen's Embassy in Syria accomplished the procedures for the return of the second batch of Yemeni officers, in response to the instructions of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who not only issued a general amnesty verdict, but sent a special plane to bring the officers and their families back home.
He also instructed military officials to hold an official receiving ceremony for them and to grant them each an amount of 50.000 YR. (Albawaba.com)
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