Yemeni Armed Forces stage massive military parade to mark September 21 revolution
Troops from various units of Yemeni Armed Forces have held a massive military parade in the capital Sana’a to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the September 21 revolution against a Saudi-backed regime in the country and its removal from power.
A ceremony was held at al-Sabeen Square, the main square of national celebrations in the Yemeni capital, on Thursday with high-ranking political and security officials as well as senior military commanders in attendance.
In the event, overseen by the leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah popular resistance movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, units from different divisions of the Yemeni Army, including the Ground Force and the Air Defense, displayed their achievements.
A broad range of advanced equipment such as missiles, armored vehicles, rifles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air defense missile systems were put on display.
In 2014, the people of Yemen led a popular uprising against the Saudi-backed unpopular regime of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.
As protests gripped the country, the Ansarallah resistance movement on September 21 took control of the capital Sana’a following a rapid advance south from their northern stronghold of Sa’ada.
The massively popular protests were against the incompetent and corrupt regime in Sana’a backed by Riyadh.
In a bid to crush the resistance and reinstall the Hadi regime, a Saudi-led coalition launched a ferocious bombing campaign on the neighboring Arab country barely six months later.