Sources: Yemeni Military Commander Developed a System for Jamming Drones Before His Assassination

Sheba Intelligence | 2024-02-19 12:46 PM UTC


Military sources revealed to Sheba Intelligence that the Director of the Military Industrialization Department at the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, General Hassan Saleh Muhammad Bin Jalal, whose assassination is still being investigated by the Egyptian authorities, had recently contributed to developing a system for jamming drones and manufacturing drones to empower the national army against the Iran-backed Ansar Allah (Houthi) group.


The sources said that Bin Jalal was interested in obtaining drone deals from Turkish companies that he visited weeks before his assassination in Cairo two days ago.


Yemeni security sources told Sheba Intelligence that Bin Jalal was possibly subjected to interrogation under torture for hours, indicating that he was found handcuffed with fatal blows to his head, five separate stabs in his abdomen and chest, a cut on the neck, and cigarette butts in the apartment where his body was seen. Cigarette butts were also found at the crime scene, and he was not a smoker, according to the sources.


Local sources told Sheba Intelligence that Bin Jalal used to have social charisma and influence among his Abeeda tribe, indicating that the assassination of the military expert does not only aim to weaken the Yemeni army and obstruct the development of its weapons but rather is intended to weaken and dismantle his tribe.


According to local sources, Bin Jalal had played a major role in unifying and supporting the governor of Marib, Major General Sultan Al-Arada.


Al-Arada has extensively followed up on the investigation into the assassination. The Yemeni government media said that Al-Arada briefed the Chairman of the Presidential Leadership Council, Rashad Al-Alimi, on developments in the case after hearing from the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, the Ministry of Defense, and Chief of the General Staff, and the Yemeni Embassy in Cairo.


The assassination of the Director of the Military Industrialization Department in the Ministry of Defense sparked Yemeni public opinion. This assassination reminded Yemenis of some mysterious deaths and murders of Yemeni figures in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, including military personnel, politicians, media professionals, and citizens.

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