Yemen's main airport reopens after military protest

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Yemen's main airport reopens after military protest

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Yemen’s main airport has now re-opened after a protest by air-force troops caused a cancellation of all flights on Saturday.

Sanaa airport was closed down when servicemen demonstrated against the sacking of their commander, General Mohamed Saleh al-Ahmar, who was the half brother of the former president.

He was reported to have threatened to shoot down any planes using the airport unless he was reinstated. It is unclear whether he has now agreed to be replaced.

During his 33 years in office, Former President Saleh al-Ahmar, had packed the senior ranks with supporters and relatives and his nephew, the commander of the presidential guard, was fired at the same time as the airport chief on Friday.