“With the president’s return, the most important goal of the Decisive Storm operation was achieved”, said Sharmy, referring to the military campaign launched by the Sunni Muslim coalition against the rebels known as Houthis, who they see as proxies for Shiite-led Iran.
Prime Minister Khaled Bahah returned from exile to the main southern city of Aden last week, but has acknowledged his government still faces major challenges.
Washington has provided intelligence and logistical support for the Saudi-led campaign, while calling for a political solution to the conflict.
Supporters of the Houthis dispute that assessment.
“We should thank Hadi for all of his efforts to free Aden and the whole country from the Houthis“, Salwa Abdulfatah, 28, a cashier in Khour Maksar district told The National.
“The return to the capital Sanaa will come soon after the liberation of all cities and provinces”, from the hands of militias, he said in a brief statement quoted by the official Saba news agency.
A former army general and vice president, Hadi assumed office in 2012 under a Gulf-brokered transition plan following “Arab Spring” protests which ended over three decades of rule by his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh. No one else has it yet.] .
Saudi jets also pounded a market in the northwestern Yemeni province of Amran, killing four people, including a woman.
The United Nations says nearly 4,900 people, including more than 2,200 civilians, have been killed in fighting on the ground and air strikes since 26 March.
They said the home that was hit was next to a rebel-controlled building which appeared to be the intended targeted.
Two Saudi soldiers fighting with the Arab coalition in Yemen have been detained by Houthi rebels, coalition spokesman Ahmed Asseri said.
Saudi warplanes have bombed Sanaa once again as the Shiite Houthi rebels celebrated the anniversary of their seizure of the Yemeni capital. It was the deadliest incident for the coalition, triggering apparent retaliatory airstrikes in the capital.
Hundreds of rebels also headed for the central city of Taez where medical sources said bombing killed five civilians.