Former President of the Republic of Yemen, President of the General People’s Congress, strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh congratulated the Yemeni people on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the independence day, when Yemen got freedom from Britain in 30th November 1967, calling the nation to move forward for more and more victories. “In the occasion of this great day, I would like to salute you our people, men, women, youth and elders, and through you, I would like to extend my solute to the heroes of the army, security and popular forces who are in front lines on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the independence day” leader Saleh told to the nation.
Houthi militias and forces loyal to deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh continue to push their members towards missions that resemble suicide missions. In the governorate of Hajjah, northwest of Yemen, the Midi-Hard front witnessed violent clashes during the past 24 hours and the militias suffered from serious human and materialistic losses. According to the media center of the fifth military zone, 22 militiamen were killed and 17 others were injured in the confrontations against the army and resistance forces which are supported by the Arab coalition in northeastern Midi. In Taiz, the militias failed to regain control of posts they lost in the past few days although Saleh resorted to elite and special forces.