Mohammed al-Numani, spokesman for the Revolutionary Southern Movement forces, said that the recent escalation by Saudi-led coalition forces comes as a result of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees’ approach of Ma’rib city.
Al-Numani’s remarks came during an interview with al-Alam news channel.
“The closer of fall of Ma’rib gets, the more coalition countries step up their security tools against Yemen, and open other files, such as the exchange of prisoners, in order to postpone the entry of the army and Popular Committees into Ma’rib,” Mohammed al-Numani said.
He also noted that the rules of engagement on the frontlines in the northern provinces had changed, and the balance of power has been in the hands of the army and Popular Committees .
He pointed out that the battles of Jawf are now revealing that there are new rules of engagement, adding: “We are facing a media escalation of the aggression’s countries in order to block the victories that are gradually achieved in Ma’rib and Jawf.”
“There will probably be new lines and rules of engagement in the coming days as part of the liberation of some of the southern provinces from the UAE-Saudi occupation,” al-Numani added.
He explained that Saudi Arabia tried to move Russian mediation on the cessation of hostilities in Mahrah province, but those efforts failed because of their non-compliance with the agreements.
The spokesman for the Revolutionary Southern Movement reiterated that the fall of Ma’rib would be the fall of the last stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood, Daesh and takfiri organisations in Yemen, despite regional parties trying to protect them