The recent gains achieved by the army in Abyan Province have proved that Yemen is recovering and still reproducing national heroes, either those who water the Yemeni soil with their pure blood or those determined to purge its territories of enemies.
One may read three messages in this advancement; first, the seniors at the top leadership are from the General People's Congress (namely President Hadi and Defense Minister Mohamed Nasser), so the party still has honest figures devoted to the country's interests. In this regard, if this party is to constantly remain a strong competitor in Yemen's politics, it is for its interest to have Yemeni people feel that its members patriotically prioritize the national welfare over any individual, partisan or other interests.
Second, Yemenis now will start to see real leaders in the national arena who have the will to establish security and stability in the country and, accordingly, can replace the former ones in minds of the masses. This of course would further enhance popularity of President Hadi along with the national unity government and would derive more support from local groups and individuals particularly encouraged by the heroic engagement of the popular committees who stood by the army to drive extremists out of their communities.
Third, prestige and authority of the State is undoubtedly being regained across the country, making other armed and insurgent groups – in the south or the north – think and rethink before proceeding with any destabilizing acts. Now, no one could impose conditions or dictations on the government by means of force, as the armed forces are militarily prepared to tackle any illegitimate rebellions.