They oppose the dismissal of the chief of the Air Force , Saleh al-Ahmar, brother of former president had to resign because of protests. They threaten to shoot down any aircraft trying to access the track.
Senior military commanders informed airport officials that the situation will continue until the Yemeni President, Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi, reverse its decision to dismiss Mohammed Saleh al Ahmar, or dismiss the General Ali Mohsen al Ahmar, head of R Armored Brigade, which was one of the main opponents of the regime of Saleh.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which brokered the political transition for which Saleh handed power to his vice president, had stipulated the restructuring of the Army High Command, both supporters and opponents of Saleh.
On Friday, Hadi remodeled part of the leadership of the armed forces, which affected several relatives of Saleh. Specifically, the president ordered the removal of Al Ahmar, who was appointed Assistant Minister of Defense for Military Industry.
But Hadi has not dared to touch even the head of Army's elite force, Ahmad, son of former president and head of the Republican Guard, or the Director of Central Security, Yehia Abdullah Saleh, nephew of former head of state.
Inside the airport is the main military airbase in the country, whose hits were also closed by the soldiers.
On 27 February, Saleh put an end to more than three decades in office with the transfer of power to Hadi, who was his vice president, according to the GCC plan.
Saleh signed the initiative in Riyadh last November to give a solution to the political crisis in which the country was submerged, the scene of protests since January 2011. A guaranteed changes both your immunity and your family.
The proposed GCC-built by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tasting, UAE, and Oman Baréin states that the new head of state presiding over Yemen for a period of two years, during which you must modify the constitution and general elections.
Critics now accuse Saleh former president of sabotaging the process of political transition. The former president retains the presidency of the General People's Congress (GPC, a former ruling party) and his associates still control the major organs of national security.