The Yemeni army forces, backed by popular committees have completed the clearing of Al-Jubah district, south of Ma’rib province, tribal sources said on Tuesday.
The army forces launched a military attack on “Al-Kula” area, in which they imposed a suffocating siege on recruits of Bayhan axis loyal to the Saudi-led coalition since August 17.
After fierce battles, which left dozens of dead and wounded on both sides, the army forces managed to take control of the security directorate building, the September 26 Hospital, and the home of Mufareh Buhaibah, commander of the Bayhan axis in “Al-Jadida” area, and clear the remaining areas of “Wasit”, “Al-Qaher” village, and Wadi Al-Rawda”.
Clearing the entire district of Al-Jubah made the army forces control and cut off the coalition forces’ supply routes between the city of Ma’rib and the oil fields in Safer area, and advance towards “Abidah” valley, the sources explained.
In turn, the coalition is striving to stop the advance of the army forces towards the city by intensifying air raids towards the positions that the latter seized in Al-Jubah, where it launched more than 83 raids on the district.