News ID: 97510
Publish Date : 08 December 2021 - 22:46

Yemeni Official: Ma’rib Liberation Within Days

SANA’A (Dispatches) – Full liberation of Yemen’s Ma’arib province from Saudi-backed militants and mercenaries will be celebrated by Yemeni Arm and popular forces and people within days, a member of the political bureau of Ansarullah resistance movement says.
Muhammed al-Bukhaiti told Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news network on Wednesday that “the defining hours are close in Ma’rib”.
Earlier on Wednesday, field sources told al-Mayadeen that the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees took control of al-Balaq al-Sharqiyah mountain range, which is located near Ma’rib City.
According to the sources, al-Balaq al-Sharqiyah is “the last height to defend Ma’rib City from the southeastern side.”
Noting that many Saudi-backed militants have fled the battle fronts, the sources said “it is only a matter of days until the Yemeni army and Popular Committees will fully liberate Ma’rib City.”
Bukhaiti said the imminent liberation of the province is “the worst scenario” for the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen.
According to the official, the liberation of Ma’rib province would pave the way for an end to the siege imposed on Yemen, noting that the member countries of the Saudi-led coalition can no longer impose their blockade on Yemen and launch attacks on the impoverished country from a safe location.
Ma’rib, which is located right in the middle of a whole host of other Yemeni provinces, has turned into a focus of the Yemeni army’s liberation operations since last year.
Saudi Arabia, backed by the U.S. and its regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.
The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.
In its latest lethal airstrikes, Saudi fighter jets struck an area in the Sahar district of Yemen’s mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada late on Tuesday, leaving three citizens dead and several others injured, the Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported.
Saudi warplanes also targeted Atfin area in the Kitaf wa al-Boqe’e district of the same Yemeni province, but there were no immediate reports of possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.