Tens of thousands of Houthi rebel supporters demonstrated in Yemen’s capital on Monday March 26,2018 to mark three years of the Saudi offensive
A Saudi-led military coalition entered Yemen in March 2015 with the goal of restoring its “legitimate” government to power after the Houthis and their allies took over the capital Sanaa
Sanaa’s Sabaeen Square on Monday was a sea of Yemeni flags, with a smattering of posters bearing pictures of Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi or the slogan “three years of aggression”.
“This is legitimacy!” one protest leader bellowed.
The Iran-backed rebels remain in control of the capital, north Yemen and the country’s largest port.
President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi’s forces have controlled southern Yemen since 2015, but cracks have surfaced this year between the president and his southern separatist allies.
Houthi Rebel chief Abdelmalik al-Houthi on Sunday March 25,2018 said his fighters were ready to make more "sacrifices" against the Saudi-led coalition, in an address marking the war's third anniversary.