|Is||Military officer Politician Soldier Officer|
|Birth||17 December 1965, Sana'a, Yemen|
Yahya Mohamed Abdullah Saleh is the nephew of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, and was a commander of the approx. 50,000 strong Central Security Organization from 2001 to 21 May 2012. Saleh was replaced with Major General Fadhel Bin Yahiya al-Qusi.
Following his dismissal Yahya sent a letter to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, expressing his support for Hadi.