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Yemeni minister reunites with his mother after years of forced separation

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Yemeni activists shared on social networking sites a touching picture of Abdul Raqeeb Fath, the Yemeni minister of Local Administration when met his mother in a village in the outskirts of Taiz after a forced separation of more than two and a half years.

The minister burst into tears as he embraced his mother, who was isolated for a long time because of the war and the siege imposed by the Houthi militia and ousted Saleh at the city of Taiz in particular for more than two years, reported Al Arabiya.

According to social networking activists, this picture sums up the suffering of half of Yemenis who have been denied access to their areas of conflict.

A group of ministers in the legitimate government had visited the province of Taiz yesterday for the first time since the beginning of the war, so as to see the conditions of the province, which is witnessing continuous battles between the forces of the National Army and the Houthis.

The government delegation included Minister Abdulraqib Fath, the Higher Education Minister Dr. Hussein Basalama, and the Minister of Education Dr. Abdullah Lamlas.

The ministers checked the province and areas destroyed by the war against the militias. They initiated as well the secondary school certificate exams and visited some other government facilities.

Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr, the head of government of Yemen, announced last month that Taiz was to be treated equally to the liberated provinces, including the processing of salaries.