Houthi fighters riding on back of trucks in Yemen. (Reuters)

January 7, 2019

Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi ordered on Sunday the fortification of battlefronts to achieve victories and defeat the Iran-backed Houthi agenda, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

He made his remarks during a meeting with Minister of Defense General Lieutenant Mohammad al-Maqdashi and as the Houthis continued their violations of the Sweden ceasefire deal that was reached in December.

Hadi ordered military commanders to head to battlefronts to combat the Houthis, underlining the significance of the armed forces’ role, backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, at this critical time.

They have the duty of defending the Yemeni identity against Iran’s destabilizing agenda, he stressed.

In addition, Hadi and the defense minister discussed the latest field developments and efforts to cement victories on various fronts.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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