The Military Committee has reopened the Sanaa-Marib road, which has been closed since the popular uprising escalated in mid-2011. This road connects Yemen's capital with the oil city of Marib, where key oil and gas projects are located.
The Committee continued on Sunday removing checkpoints and all illegal, armed disorders replacing them with police checkpoints along the road.
The Committee's teams visited all positions on the road and also removed landmines which were planted by the pro- and anti-former forces and tribal fighters, stressing the importance to return the situation to normal in all areas along the road.
They met with the military brigades and tribal elders in the district of Arhab, thanking all for cooperation and urging them to turn over a new page after deadly battles there.
The republican guard has fought tribes, which were allegedly trying to take over military posts in Arhab, with thousands of families displaced and their properties destroyed including homes and farms.
Members of the Committee said reopening the road was very important and considered as an end to one of conflict factors in the area.
Hours ago, civilians started to flow into the road, in a sign the situation has started to return normal.
This year, the Military Committee started removing all security disorders including barricades and checkpoints in main cities including the capital Sanaa, coinciding with the democratic transition under a West-backed power-transfer deal.