More than 15 military brigades belonging to Hadi’s forces have lost contact with their headquarters in the past two days in Ma’rib province, Yemeni News Portal reported, citing military sources in Marib on Tuesday.
The development comes as fighting between coalition forces and the Yemeni army intensifies near the government compound in Ma’rib city, amid remarkable progress for the forces of the National Salvation Government of Yemen.
The sources said that Saudi-led mercenary brigades were deployed to prevent the Yemeni army from advancing through Jabal Murad to Camp Al-Khanjar in Jawf province.
The sources speculated that the forces have fallen into the hands of the Yemeni army forces and have been destroyed or surrendered.
On Monday, the Yemeni army waged an attack against Saudi-led coalition forces in the province, a security official said.
The official affirmed that the Yemeni army controls the strategic sites of Jabal Guridha in Jabal Murad district, south of the city of Ma’rib proper.
The attack caused the heavy causalities in the rank of the invading coalition forces, the official added.