SANA’A, Yemen – Thousands of people gathered in Sana’a, Monday, to hold a rally marking the third anniversary of the start of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s military intervention into the country’s internal conflict.
“The message is clear that the people remaining in the squares will win the blood of their martyrs and wounded as well as the oppressed in the different governorates of the Republic of Yemen. The message that we are here to keep the message that this year will not be as before,” Abdulbaset Al Sharafi, a Yemeni citizen said.
“Yemen’s hopes and aspirations, after three years of steadfastness, there will be a strong national Yemeni army that protects the land and defends the offer and dignity; [and] that there is a government that meets the aspirations of the great Yemeni people,” Mohammed Jaber Al-Razahi, Governor of Saada said.
Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen in 2015 to reinstate corrupt Yemeni president back to the helm after the success of the Houthi-led Ansarullah Movement. The Ansarullah Movement successful liberated the capital of Sana’a but have not been able to take Yemen’s second city of Aden.
The intervention has caused one of the largest humanitarian catastrophes in the 21st century.