Committee Cancels Old Gun Licenses In Yemen
[Yemen Post] Within the efforts to restore stability and boost security in Yemen's main cities, the military committee announced on Sunday the cancellation of all old gun licenses.
The committee, formed under a power transfer deal brokered by the GCC and backed by the West which ended turmoil in 2011, urged all who hold old gun permits to head to the Interior Ministry to get new permits or renew the previous ones.
The protection forces, security systems and checkpoints will not accept any previous gun permits unless they are renewed and approved by the Interior Ministry according to the new laws, it said in a statement.
It also urged the people to help abort all armed scenes and avoid carrying and roaming with weapons in the capital and other main cities.
The new plans, approved during a Sunday meeting. aim at removing the causes of tensions and boosting security and stability, it made clear.
Since it was formed, the committee has made strides removing barricades and checkpoints inside main cities including war positions which were set up when the popular uprising escalated last year.
The forces from pro- and anti-former regime forces have been replaced with the protection forces. The protection forces were carefully chosen by the power-sharing government to ensure there will be no more disorders in the country.
More recently, brigades have started to withdraw from inside the capital within the efforts to evacuate main cities from the armed forces.
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