Yemeni army forces have on Saturday tightened their grip on coalition forces in Ma’rib city, due to a series of rapid advances during the past hours on the southern fronts of the city.l
Local sources in Ma’rib province confirmed the Yemeni army and Popular Committees fought fierce battles against coalition forces on the southern fronts of Ma’rib city, during which they gained full control of the Rahum mountain range in Jabal Murad district.
According to the Yemeni military and strategic expert Brigadier General Abed Al-Thawr, the fall of the Mas camp in the Yemeni army’s hands means the Yemeni forces effectively control the city of Ma’rib already.
He noted that Mas camp is one of the most important strategic sites in which the coalition was located.
Dozens of Islah Party-affiliated military and political leaders have escaped from Ma’rib city, fleeing before the forces of the Republic of Yemen.
Various sources in Ma’rib affirmed that they saw several military vehicles transporting the families of these leaders, heading to the city of Ataq in Shabwah province.
The sources explained that the escape of the leaders increased after the coalition lost the Mas camp, and following the collapse of the rest of the military formations loyal to the invading coalition.