A number of tribal elders of Saada said that they hoped for the end of their “Houthi nightmare” while stressing that their province is not represented by the militias, but solely through its own people.
Their statement on Monday came during a press conference held by the Spokesman of Coalition Forces Colonel Turki al-Maliki at the Armed Forces Club in Riyadh.
Maliki said that the Saada tribal leaders called on their government and the coalition to continue their efforts in liberating their province.
For his part, Sheikh Abdulkhaliq Bishr said that despite the passage of more than a decade and a half of the conflict with the Iranian militias, the people of Saada province are still presenting all kinds of sacrifices, pointing out that Saada is resisting to maintain its Arabism and rejecting the Iranian interference.
Sheikh Bishr also paid tribute to the heroes of the Yemeni National Army and the supporting forces of the Coalition Forces for their sacrifices, urging the legitimate elected government represented by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi as well as the Coalition supporting the legitimacy to continue the battle to liberate Saada province in particular and Yemen in general.
Maliki said that Gen. Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz, Commander of the Joint Forces, had met with the Sheikhs of Saada to discuss many issues of interest to the people of Saada province and to set up a mechanism for communication with the Joint Forces.