Almotamar.net, Saba - Sana'a- President Ali Abdullah Saleh chaired Sunday a joint meeting of the security and military leaders.
In the presence of Vice President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the meeting reviewed the progress of the combat and operational training plans and programs for 2011 in the different armed and security units and the evaluation of the performance and implementation for the last period.
The outcomes of the last meeting's decisions held last week were touched on in the meeting, which listened to a report of Defense Ministry on the armed forces' conditions and requirements and a report of Interior Ministry on the security situation in the capital Sana'a and other governorates in the light of the current national developments and the aggressions committed by affiliates of the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) and insurgents.
The meeting also dealt with another reports on the country's economic situation that is escalating every day owing to the outlaws' acts, including blocking roads and attacking on the oil, gas and electricity facilities.
Moreover, the political developments in the country were reviewed in the meeting and the exerted efforts to put an end to the ongoing political crisis in the country based on the Gulf's initiative.
The meeting made several decisions and recommendations to the competent bodies to adopt the necessary measures to alleviate the citizens' suffering and provide their requisite needs.
President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Wednesday board members of the Popular Alignment Body for the Protection of National Gains, led by Yehia Hussein al-Arashi, member of Shura Council.
During the meeting, Hadi talked about a number of issues Yemen has been experiencing since the eruption of 2011's crisis, saying that the country has overcome various challenges and difficulties until holding the National Dialogue Conference, noting also steps and measures taken to handle that crisis.
GPC celebrated its 32 anniversary where it was found on August 24, 1982 as the first Yemeni political organization with the participation of all political forces.
celebratory events of the GPC were celebrated in the Sana'a and its branches in various governorates of Yemen.
Military units of the second Military Region raided on Monday a villa in 60 street in Mukala, which was used as a den by a terrorist cell to carry out terrorist acts.
A military source at the Military Region command said on Tuesday that the military forces surrounded the villa after receiving the information about the existence of a terrorist cell and clashed with the terrorists.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) demanded on Monday Yemeni authorities to immediately increase protection for media workers in the country.
IFJ's renewed appeal is following an escalation in attacks over the last few days, including the murder of a senior journalist.
According to the Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), Abdul-Rahman Hameed Aldin, who worked for Sana'a Radio, was shot in the head last Friday [15 August] by an armed group in the capital Sana'a. He was taken to hospital where he passed away the following day.
GPC Leader, Ali Abdullah Saleh, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the brotherly feelings the leaders and representatives of civil society organizations who have expressed strong disapproval and condemnation of the criminal and terrorist attempt that targeted his life through the tunnel, which was dug to his home.
An official military source at the First Military Region said Sunday that the army forces raided on Saturday night a terrorist cell in the city of Cotton and killed four terrorists and arrested five others.