Houthi militias lose key positions in Marib

Soldiers loyal to Yemen's exiled government stand at an area where they are fighting against the Houthi militia in Yemen's central province of Marib. (Reuters)

With the support of the Saudi-led coalition forces, the Yemeni army and the popular resistance forces were able to take control of key positions in the central province of Marib.

Due to the advances of Saudi-led coalition and pro-government forces, Houthi militas and fighters loyal to ex-Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh were cut off from their supply lines in the area on Monday.

Apache helicopters are currently taking part in the militiary operations in a bid to destroy the militias’ military equipment.

In other parts of Yemen, the Army and Saudi-led coalition forces were able to control other sites in al-Jafna area where dozens of Houthi and pro-Saleh militias were killed and wounded. Apache helicopters were able to destroy several military vehicles and were able to chase the rebels, amid reports of mass escape from their positions.

The Popular Resistance seeks to keep the rebels off the “Tepe al-Msariyah,” a key strategic area in Marib and are currently looking at moving towards Serwah , Jadaan and the Moukhadra front.

Meanwhile, resistance sources have said that large forces have entered through the Wadia crossing, heading towards al-Jawf province in order to recover it from the rebels’ grip.

In Taez, tens of fighters were killed and wounded in violent clashes that took place in the vicinity of the presidential palace. Other regions like Bararh and Arbaeen street, have also witnessed heavy clashes. The rebels are still extensively shelling residential neighborhoods in Yemen.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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