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Yemeni president attends military parade

May 22, 2012 at 1:36 PM

SANAA, Zambia, May 22 (UPI) -- A day after a suicide bomb attack on the military, Yemeni President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi Tuesday attended a military parade in Sanaa in honor of Unity Day.

Hadi delivered a televised speech on late Monday promising to eradicate extremism.

"The war on terror will continue no matter the sacrifices," he vowed.

For security reasons the military parade, attended by high-ranking officers and other dignitaries, was held at the Faculty of Aviation and Air Defense.

"We will not let terrorists intimidate our military. We will continue to fight evil … until our land is free," Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Ahmed Ali Ashwal said in a speech.

On May 22, 1990, the Republic of Yemen was born, uniting the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic.

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