Saudi-backed forces move bank finances away from Ma'rib as Yemeni forces inch closer to liberating city

Saudi-backed forces move bank finances away from Ma'rib as Yemeni forces inch closer to liberating city

The Islah Party, the Yemeni branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and ally of the Saudi-led invaders, has begun moving the coffers of the Central Bank from Ma’rib city to the occupied Hadhramaut province in eastern Yemen.

The move comes as the result of the rapid advance of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees loyal to the National Salvation Government in Sana’a, which are inching closer to liberating the key city of Ma’rib.

This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on testimony of well-informed sources. According to the sources, four large trucks carrying money left the Central Bank building in Ma’rib under the protection of military pickup vehicles, heading towards the city of Seiyoun in Hadhramaut.

The theft of Yemeni funds was carried out at the direction of exiled former president Abdrabbuh Hadi and Ma’rib Governor Sultan al-Arada, the sources explained.

The move indicates that Hadi and his leaders clearly expect a rapid collapse of their forces in Ma’rib city, especially after Yemeni forces have recently imposed a siege on it from different directions.

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