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Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar
|Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar|
|Native name||علي محسن الأحمر|
|Born||June 20, 1945|
Sanhan, Sana'a Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
|Unit||1st Armored Division|
|Commands held||North-Western Military District|
1st Armored Division
|Battles/wars||1994 civil war in Yemen|
2011 Yemeni revolution
|Relations||Ali Abdullah Saleh (half brother)|
Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar is the general of the Yemeni army and Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's half brother. He helped recruit Islamist radicals to fight in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War. On March 21, 2011, Al-Ahmar defected and joined the anti-government Yemeni protesters, along with other top Yemeni army commanders.
- "Yemen Order of Battle - American Enterprise Institute". http://www.aei.org/files/2012/04/12/-yemen-order-of-battle-april-2012_134742512162.pdf.
- "Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar". http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=ali_mohsen_al_ahmar_1.
- "Yemeni general backs opposition". 21 March 2011. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-12804552.