The following excerpts
are from a demonstration of Yemeni security forces displaying their
skills, which aired on Yemen TV on April 11, 2010.
the course will demonstrate its capabilities. I invite the brothers
in charge of the anti-riot force course, to explain the anti-riot drills.
Member of Anti-Riot
Force: One of the most important aspects of the anti-riot
unit is the show of force, as you will see now. The goal is to spread
fear, horror, and panic among the demonstrators, making them scatter
in several directions.
The Anti-Riot Force
marches in formation, loudly beating their shields with batons
Now the anti-riot force
will assume its basic formation, from which the commander may shift
to any other formation. You are now witnessing the "arrowhead"
formation. It is used to split the masses and to force them to disperse.
The Anti-Riot Force
quickly moves into a formation shaped like an arrowhead, then several
members fire their weapons.
I invite the official in charge of the military police course, to explain
the drills the course will perform.
Official of Military
Police Course: What you are now seeing is the work of the military
police in charge of buildings. Drill no. 2 deals with a roadblock. The
first example that you are seeing is of a vehicle whose driver is wanted
by the security forces, according to the orders of the central security
agency, and based on intel that the driver plans to detonate an explosives
belt. The commander drags him in order to isolate him. This way he is
prevented from reaching his goal.
An SUV is stopped
by the military police, and driver and passenger are commanded out of
the vehicle. The commander then proceeds to topple the driver from behind,
securing his arms away from his body. The passenger is also secured
on the ground in similar fashion.
we will watch the performance of the 11th VIP security course. First,
we will watch a shooting drill called "Trust." The drill will
demonstrate firing at three targets from a kneeling position. When the
first target is hit, the flag of the Republic will appear. A sign will
appear when the second target is hit, and the same goes for the third
Three soldiers shoot
at a target one at a time. Each soldier hits the target on the first
just seen the skilled marksmanship of the members of the guard. The
second drill is of "Trust" marksmanship around heads.
The next drill has
three soldiers standing under targets adorned with balloons. The shooters
successfully hit each balloon without harming the soldiers standing
underneath them. One soldier demonstrates his ability to hit
a target using a small mirror while standing backwards.
we will watch some car drills. We will see a drill of [securing a VIP]
when he arrives.
Several vehicles pull
up with guards and a mock VIP. The soldiers proceed to walk into the
middle of the plaza. A shot is fired and the soldiers quickly move into
a formation that completely secures the VIP, while shooting in all directions.