Formation of High Popular Council for General Mobilization

al Manar
Publication date: 
May 06 2015

Different factions across Yemen have established a national council aimed at uniting the local environment in Yemen against the US-backed Saudi aggression.

Sources in Sanaa told al-Manar that the Yemeni factions met on Wednesday in the capital, Sanaa, and formed the High Popular Council for General Mobilization.

The factions said the aim of forming such council is to “unite and strengthen the local front against the Saudi aggression,” and to “set dialogue with all the Yemeni factions,” the sources said.Yemen flag

The council is also tasked with supporting the Yemeni fronts with both military and financial aids, according to the sources.

The council comprises different Yemeni parties, movements, unions, associations, activists and clerics, the sources added.  

Yemen has been since March 26 under brutal aggression by Saudi-US coalition. Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia.

On April 21, Saudi Arabia declared the end of the aggression, dubbed “Decisive Strom,” and the start of another campaign called “Restoring Hope.” The Saudi-led warplanes are still conducting airstrikes on several areas across Yemen.

Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians.