Reform of Aden: Active participation in battle to liberate the governorate

Reform of Aden: Active participation in battle to liberate the governorate

Popular memory in the city of Aden (southern Yemen) recalls the valor and bravery of the city's youth who joined the ranks of the resistance to confront the Houthi militias that invaded the city and did not last long. The members and leaders of the Aden Islah Party were at the forefront of the ranks of the fighters.

On the 27th of Ramadan 1436, which corresponds to July 2015, the people of Aden marked a historic day for their city in expelling the Houthi militias. This day was the culmination of a fight that lasted for months, and the city sacrificed its greatest sons, and the blood of the two young men, Awad Al-Samadi and Ahmed Suhail, who were martyred in the city of Al-Mualla, is still present in the minds of their comrades.

In the Reform Party to which they belong. In those difficult moments, the city turned into an open battlefield, and the leaders and members of the Islah Party were in the first ranks of the fighters, who formed an impenetrable barrier to preserve the spirit of popular resistance against the militias, mobilizing all its cadres, and harnessing all available capabilities to stabilize the resistance and keep it in the spirit of victory.

The leadership and members of the Islah Party branch in Aden were at the forefront of the vanguard of liberation with the southern components that contributed to reigniting the glow of the struggle against the militias after they thought they could control all of Yemen, and the liberation of the city of Aden was the gateway to resistance to achieve other victories.

The common denominator among all the resistance factions in Aden is the expulsion of the Houthi militias and ending their attempts to control the city of Aden and a number of southern governorates. They were meeting under the cover of legitimacy and in support of the Yemeni state.

This is the ultimate goal for which great sacrifices were made by the people of the city of Aden for the sake of peace and freedom.


 How was the city of Aden liberated? In early April 2015, the Houthi militias were able to storm the center of the city of Aden, while their goal was to completely control it, which is the second largest city in Yemen after the capital, Sanaa, but widespread popular resistance was formed in their confrontation with the support of Arab coalition fighters.

The battles were taking place in the narrow quarters of the city; This made the mission of the popular resistance essential to defeat the militias, despite the air support, but the field effect of the fighters formed in the neighborhoods and districts was decisive in pursuing the Houthi militias.

After more than three months of fighting and resistance, on July 14, a large military operation began to liberate the city of Aden from the Houthi militias. It was land, sea, and air, and it was called the “Golden Arrow,” in coordination with the leadership of the Arab coalition forces. It involved fighters and extensive airdrops. It was able to It supports the resistance in accelerating the pace of victory. The resistance began to regain control of the "Ras Omran" area, the areas surrounding Aden International Airport, and the Khor Maksar area, amid widespread collapses in the ranks of the Houthi militias. These victories were an extension of the steadfastness of the fighters in the resistance during months and their valor in confronting the Houthis' attempts to expand and tighten control of the city. The role of Islah in the resistance in Aden Throughout its political history, the Islah Party worked as a support for the state, and it is one of the most important pillars of political and party life in Yemen.

It is spread throughout all Yemeni governorates, including the city of Aden, where its second largest branch is located. At a time when the city needed to be defended, all members and leaders of the Islah Party in the city of Aden were in the ranks. Resistance, and all aspects of life, including humanitarian support. Within the framework of the project to restore the state and defeat the coup, Islah contributed, along with the rest of the national forces, to the formation of the Popular Resurrection Factions.

Its youth joined the Southern Resistance early on, and many resistance leaders who belonged to it emerged. It made many sacrifices, and many of its cadres fell martyrs and wounded on several fronts. . Liberation would be a natural result of that great popular alignment with legitimacy, with the support of the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

A prominent and pivotal role Al-Bakri spoke - in an interview with Al-Sahwa Net - about the first moments of organizing the ranks of the youth resistance in Aden, where he was its leader at the time, and about its heroes who gave their lives, including fighters and military, party and political leaders.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Naif Al-Bakri, said that the youth of Islah had a pivotal role in liberating the city of Aden, and that they were key players in resisting the Houthi militia and liberating the city from its elements and terrorism, and after the liberation, they paid a high price for their sacrifices. Al-Bakri stressed, "No one denies the pivotal role played by the Islah youth on various fronts from Aden to Ma'rib, from Hodeidah to Shabwa, and from Saada to Midi.

" He added: "Everyone agrees today that the Islah youth are the ones who paid the bill for this ill-fated war, due to their sense of responsibility and their great patriotic spirit." He continued: "History does not have mercy on anyone, and it is difficult to deny the role of any forces that had credit for what the city became.

The Islah youth were an active partner and a key player in liberating the city." Minister Al-Bakri stressed that what happened later to the reformists in the city of Aden “is the price of freedom and the tax of success.

Nothing is free, everything has a price, and whoever has the patriotic spirit and aspires to achieve a dream the size of a country must pay the price, and few sacrifice for the sake of great goals.” ". Key player In turn, Mr. Khaled Haidan, a leader in reforming Aden Governorate, considered that the liberation of the city, which is today the temporary capital of Yemen, was attended by all the people of Aden, and heroism and sacrifices are attributed to all without discrimination and division.

He added in a statement to Al-Sahwa Net: The battle to liberate Aden is the war that eliminated the differences. Most of the independent people of Aden, the youth of the movement, the reformists, the Salafists, and others fought side by side.


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