A number of Houthi leaders, Iranian experts, and Hezbollah fighters have been killed during battles in the last two days against the Yemeni army in the Marran district in Saada, according to a Yemeni military source.
Marran has been the site of serious battles for a week amid an operation launched by the Yemeni army against the Houthi militia.
Informed sources said that militia leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi had urgently called upon a number of frontline seniors to Marran, to defend the area.
Dozens of Houthi militias were killed at the Marran frontline in recent days.
A military leader said that the Yemeni army pledged to regain military control over the area, in which the Houthi leader resides, very soon.
The importance of Marran
Marran is located in Haydan district, south west of Saada governorate, and it is significant because:
- It is the place in which Abdelmalik al-Houthi resides and leads operations.
- It’s where Hussein al-Houthi, founder of the group, was killed in 2004.
- Its mountains serve as a key hiding place for Houthi leaders.
- Its mountains have caves in which the Iranian revolutionary guards are believed to store missiles and weapons.