The spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e, has on Tuesday afternoon revealed details of a military operation dubbed Fajr al-Intisar (Dawn of Victory), which was carried out by Yemeni army forces and Popular Committees in Ma’rib province.
The army and Popular Committees were able to liberate several areas with a grand total estimated at 600 square kilometers during this operation, which included the liberation of the geographical space between areas liberated previously in the al-Bass al-Shadid.
The spokesman confirmed that “the Armed Forces are today on the outskirts of the city of Ma’rib from several sides.”
Yahya Sare’e revealed that the number of dead among the enemy troops reached 1,300, in addition to 4,320 wounded and 30 captured, while nearly 300 armoured vehicles, personnel carriers and four weapons depots belonging to the enemy forces were destroyed.
He pointed out that the air defences managed to shoot down 11 coalition spy planes during the military operation and confronted 518 coalition aircraft and forcing them to flee.
The army spokesman stated that the Yemeni air force carried out about 245 operations, of which 170 operations in Saudi territories and 75 operations inside Yemen, while the Yemeni missile force carried out 49 operations on enemy positions in Yemen and 19 other strikes in Saudi Arabia.
The Yemeni military spokesman noted that Saudi-led coalition warplanes for their part had carried out more than 3,290 airstrikes, including raids targeted civilian homes and public roads.
The military media of the Yemeni army documented the operation and released video footage showing the army forces storming Saudi military potions and clashing with mercenaries.
The operation began by attacking mercenary fortifications, which led to a massive panic in their ranks. The Yemeni army obtained large amounts of weapons, ammunition and military vehicles during the attack.