The Saudi-Backed Yemen Army Hold Parade In Marib
Forces affiliated to the resigned government of Yemen held a parade on the occasion of the anniversaries of both September 26 and October 14 revolutions in the military zone of Marib city.
Forces of the resigned government of Yemen, consisting of militants from the Al-Islah (Reform) Party, Al-Dar Al-Watan, and the Presidential Guard Unit, held a parade on the occasion of the September 26 and October 14 revolutions at one of the military bases north of the Yemeni city of Marib.
Governor of Marib and a senior member of the Al-Islah Party Sultan Al-Aradah as well as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the resigned government of Yemen Major General Saghir bin Aziz were present at this parade.
The September 26 revolution is the anniversary of an uprising in 1962 that led to the downfall of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen. And the October 14 revolution is a movement that led to exit of British forces from Yemen in 1963.
The comparison of the level of the parade with the recent parade of Ansar Allah fighters in Sana’a clearly shows that the resigned government of Yemen does not have any special ability both politically and militarily in the face of the Yemeni National Salvation Government.
The resigned government’s military equipment and personnel are much more limited than the Yemeni army and Ansar Allah movement, and without foreign support (Saudi-led coalition), they have no chance in the face of Ansar Allah movement. Therefore, mentioning their name in peace talks by Saudi leaders is undoubtedly a political game card and certainly cannot be a suitable substitute for presiding a possible transitional period in Yemen’s political future.
According to ISWnews studies, the parade has been held at Marib Airport located north of the city and near Tadawin Camp. The resigned government’s forces unveiled BM-21 Grad rocket launchers, S-125 Neva/Pechora air defense missiles, as well as an unidentified hexacopter at the military parade.