Yemeni military and political leaders loyal to the Saudi-led coalition have left Ma’rib on Wednesday evening along with their families, and headed towards the Al-Abar-Al-Wadea road, well- informed sources said.
The sources explained that the fleeing leaders were seen carrying out furniture, heading to the port of al-Wadea, as the Yemeni army forces are approaching the city of Ma’rib.
Earlier sources reported that in the past few hours, prominent local and military leaders had suddenly left the city of Ataq, the capital of Shabwah province in eastern Yemen as well.
“Luxury cars accompanied by military vehicles were seen leaving Ataq towards the International Road of al-Abar,” informed sources said, suggesting that the fugitives were major leaders of the Islah Party.
The withdrawal comes after Yemeni army forces and Popular Committees have on Tuesday taken control of over Bayhan district with the support of local tribesmen. The tribes signed agreements with the army to secure their areas.
Shabwah tribesmen played a major role in liberating their homelands as well, as tribal elders movied to conclude agreements with the army to secure their areas from Saudi occupation.