Advisor to Yemeni Army Chief of Staff and spokesperson of the Army, Brigadier Samir Al Haj, called upon all officers and personnel of the army and security forces, who are still members of the rebel militias to rejoin the legitimate government forces to defend all of Yemen which he described as "home for all its people".
He demanded the soldiers to take sides with the legitimate government fighting against rebel Houthi militia and the remnants of the forces loyal to now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
"After the recent victories made by the legitimate forces and the Yemeni National Opposition, Yemeni soldiers have no reason to remain neutral. Everything is clear and rejoining the legitimate army is a duty dictated by the country's interests where all can take part in the liberation and reject the coup carried out by the Houthis," Al Haj said.
Al Haj noted that the "opportunity for all to prove their complete allegiance to Allah and the country" should not be wasted, in particular because "victory is approaching where the coup and its disastrous impact on the country will be removed."