SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's newly appointed president has fired scores of old-regime loyalists in a major shake-up of the country's military.
President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi's move on Friday followed concerns that his predecessor was using the loyalists to destabilize the country. A statement from Hadi's office says four governors and over a dozen military generals were sacked to make way for new officials.
It's a significant blow to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had clung to power during last year's uprising until he eventually signed a U.S.-backed power transfer deal.
Among those replaced are some of Saleh's relatives, including his half brother who was air force commander and his nephew, who headed the presidential guard.
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