Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi praised the Arab Coalition, namely Saudi Arabia and the UAE, for supporting Yemen and showing what he called "a shared destiny and pan-Arab national unity and cohesion”.
Hadi said, "Our closed ranks, common goal and shared destiny constitute our effective weapon that made our heroes on various fronts even more resolved to defeat these rebel gangs that hijacked the state and abused its great capabilities and gains."
Hadi made the remark in his cables today the Army Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammad Ali Al Maqdeshi, and Governor of Al Jawf, Major General Hussain Al Aji Al Awadhi, and Governor of Sanaa, Abdul Qawi Sharif.
In the cables, he congratulated the commanders on the victories of the national army and pro-government Yemeni National Resistance, backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, against the rebel Houhti militia and forces loyal to now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh around Sanaa.
Earlier today, the government army and allied forces advanced to close in on Yemen's capital city after they regained control of a number of military posts in Naham (or Nihm) district including the strategic Furdat Naham military base.
Tens of rebels were killed, injured and captured and their military equipment were destroyed in the battles.
Vows continuous military operations until capital Sanaa is liberated
Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has vowed that the national army and pro-government Yemeni National Resistance, backed by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, will not stop their current military offensives until the capital Sanaa is completely liberated from the rebels.
He was speaking over the phone with the governor of Sanaa, Abdul Qawi Sharif, about the field developments in the governorate where the army is closing in on Yemen's capital city.
Hadi praised the "unprecedented courage" of the national army and Resistance fighters and stressed that "the republican regime will win, no matter how big our sacrifices may be, and defeat the remnants of the backward clerical imamate regime that came out of the caves of history."
"The battle for Yemen is a crucial one and there will be no retreat", President Hadi further stressed.
He added that defeating the rebel Houthi militia and forces loyal to now-ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in many parts of Sanaa governorate is the most crucial step before liberating the capital and reinstating the state institutions and the legitimate government.
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