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Yemeni Army Holds Military Parade to Exhibit Domestically-made Missiles

Yemeni Army Holds Military Parade to Exhibit Domestically-made Missiles
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By Staff, Agencies

On the occasion of the anniversary of the September 21, 2014 revolution, the Yemeni Army on Wednesday held military parades during which it also displayed new domestically-made missiles to scare off the Saudi-led military coalition.

According to local media, Yemen's new missiles were unveiled during a prominent military parade in the presence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Yemeni Armed Forces and the head of the country's Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat.

The unveiled long-range missiles included "Hatem," "Meraj," "Falaq," "Karar," and "Quds 3" as well as several other sea and air missiles.

In 2014, the people of Yemen led a popular uprising against the Saudi-backed unpopular regime of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

As protests gripped the country, the Ansarallah resistance movement on September 21 took control of the capital Sanaa following a rapid advance south from their northern stronghold of Saada.

The massively popular protests were against the incompetent and corrupt regime in Sanaa 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.

While the Saudi-led coalition has failed to meet any of its objectives, the war has killed hundreds of thousands of Yemenis and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

A United Nations-brokered truce came into force in April between the coalition and Ansarullah. The truce has been extended twice ever since.