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Special Security Forces - Yemen


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[Flag of Yemeni Ministry of Interior] image located by Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2019

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"The Central Security Organization (Arabic: قوات الأمن المركزي‎) is a paramilitary force in Yemen under the control of the Minister of the Interior. It was established in 1980. It is known today as SSF (Special Security Forces) Yemen, or Yemen SSF after a Presidential Decree on February 21, 2013. Although nominally part of the Interior Ministry, the CSO under Yahya was largely autonomous, and is composed of two main parts; the Central Security Forces (CSF) and the Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU). The CSF are paramilitary police that secure official buildings and infrastructure, as well as managing the dense network of security checkpoints on Yemen's highways. The CSF is also beginning to undertake covert countersurveillance at likely terrorist targets."
For additional information go to: SSF Yemen (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015

The flag

There seems to have been a recent change, as a new flag has appeared, as seen on a video (video now restricted, screen capture available here). The flag is also posted on Wikipedia (source:

The new flag features the new emblem in the middle over the same dark blue horizontal background.
Esteban Rivera, 12 August 2019

Earlier flag

[Flag of Yemeni Ministry of Interior] image by Randy Young, 20 February 2015

Its flag is seen here.
Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015