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Yemen: Youth protest seeking army recruitment

Scores of youth from Yemen's southern governorates protested in Aden demanding that they be recruited in the army.

Demonstrators blocked main roads in Aden, protesting against the authorities for not registering them among new recruits.

The protesters gathered in front of the municipal building in Khormaksarty and in other areas in Aden to pressure the authorities to enlist them as part of the new recruits that will be announced on Thursday.

It was announced during a meeting headed by Aden's governor Abdulaziz Bin Habtoor that the army is now accepting new recruits from amongst the youth of Aden's various directorates. The announcement clarified that the army plans to take 1,650 conscripts in accordance with the military service's conditions. The meeting also addressed the arrangements for receiving the applicants.

Bin Habtoor called for speeding up the process of preparing the lists of conscripts and sticking with objectivity and transparency, noting that 200 conscripts are to be accepted from each directorate and 3,000 youth from Aden will be listed in the popular committees allied with the army.

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