Interior ministry spokesman reveals details of security operation inside Ma’rib city

Interior ministry spokesman reveals details of security operation inside Ma’rib city

Yemen’s interior ministry spokesman,  Brigadier General Abdulkhaleq Al-Ajri, on Sunday revealed a special security operation through which a team of the Ministry managed to free nine captives from a prison in Ma’rib city.

Brig. Gen. Al-Ajri said the Ministry’s team was able to storm a prison of the Saudi-led coalition forces in Ma’rib city and liberate nine captives of the army and popular committee, who were inside the prison.

The operation was carried out after the security investigations confirmed that the coalition mercenaries had sold two captives of the army and the popular committees to a Saudi officer, namely Hussein Sharaf Ahmed Jahaf and Bakil Mohammed Saleh Al-Khawlani, out of a total of 11 prisoners who were in this prison, he explained.

The Ministry spokesman indicated that the decision to carry out the operation was made after the information confirmed that the coalition forces negotiated the sale of the remaining nine prisoners to Saudi officers.

He stated that the process of liberating the prisoners and removing them from the city of Ma’rib to the areas under the control of the army and the committees took place within a few hours, pointing out that the freed prisoners were officially received in Al-Sabeen Square in the capital, Sana’a.

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