Two military battalions in Ma’rib province have on Monday announced their defection from coalition forces, and joined the Yemeni army. This was reported by Yemen Press Agency.
Sources told Yemen Press Agency that two military battalions from the 125th Infantry Brigade announced their defection from fighting among coalition forces west of Ma’rib city, and their decision to join the National Salvation Government forces .
The sources quoted the Major General Nasser al-Thaybani, commander of joint military operations in the Ministry of Defence of the Saudi-led Hadi Government, as saying that the battalions handed over their military positions with full military equipment to the Yemeni army forces.
According to information from the sources, Major General Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim, head of intelligence and reconnaissance, received the battalion recruits who announced their return to the ranks of the homeland.