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Yemeni army urged to confront terrorist, Takfiri groups

1 February 2015 19:13

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A National Dialogue Conference in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has called on the army to deal with terrorist and Takfiri groups operating in the Arab country.

The three-day conference came to an end in Sana’a on Sunday. It was held to work out mechanisms for a peaceful transition of power in Yemen.

Participants at the meeting also stressed the importance of speeding up the process of finding a solution to the ongoing conflict in the country’s south.

Four provinces from Yemen’s formerly independent south vowed on Friday to defy all military orders from Sana’a following the resignation of President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi.

The pro-Hadi committee in charge of military and security affairs in the southern provinces of Aden, Abyan, Lahej, and Daleh made the decision hours after the embattled president stepped down.

Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement have set a three-day deadline for all parties to fill the current political void.

The Houthis said they will assign the revolutionary committees to bring the country back to order once the deadline ends.

The power vacuum has emerged after the resignation of President Hadi and the cabinet of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah on January 22 over pressure from Ansarullah revolutionaries. The Yemeni parliament has yet to accept Hadi’s resignation.

On Saturday, Hadi told delegates of different Yemeni political factions that he has no plan to reconsider his resignation.

The delegation visited Hadi at his house where the US-backed president is currently held under arrest by Ansarullah revolutionaries.

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