SANA’A – Martyred President of Yemen, Saleh Ali al-Sammad, has been buried with full honours in Sana’a on Saturday, in a ceremony that drew millions of Yemenis to pay tribute to the martyr.
Saleh Ali al-Sammad, President of Yemen since 2016, was martyred on April 19, when a targeted Saudi airstrike struck the location where he was inspecting the troops of the Yemeni Armed Forces in Hodeidah province.
The funeral procession and prayer rites took place at Al-Sabe’en Square in the capital of Sana’a, under leadership of newly elected President of Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat and the chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi.
Reports say that Saudi fighter bombers have been targeting the location of the funeral procession, and have struck several areas very nearby the masses of mourners. However, the millions of Yemenis in attendance have reportedly remained steadfast in defiance and determination to honour President al-Sammad.
In retaliation for the constant massacres of Yemeni’s civilian population by the Saudi regime, the Missile Forces of the Republic of Yemen launched an unprecedented simultaneous amount of 8 ballistic missiles at the southern Saudi province of Jizan, targeting vital economic and military infrastructure.