Pro-coalition political parties in Ma’rib have on Tuesday officially admitted defeat, as the army and Popular Committees besieged the city.
This came in a statement on behalf of all branches of the parties during which they announced the failure of the Saudi-Emirati coalition in Yemen.
The statement accused the Saudi-Emirati coalition of failing to run the war against the forces of the National Salvation Government, which the pro-Saudi authorities called “Houthis”, in their province.
According to the statement, the pro-coalition parties are “surprised by the poor performance [of the Saudi-led forces] in the task entrusted to it.”
The statement also accused the Hadi puppet government of “failure at all levels politically, militarily and economically.
It was not clear at the moment of issuing what the motives for i the statement were exactly. Whether it confirms the reports of negotiations between Sana’a and the forces inside Ma’rib city regarding the city being handed over without a fight, is not certain yet.
The statement in any way reflects the facts on the ground, and indicates that Yemeni army forces are close to entering the city, especially after the progress they have made in recent days on the fronts south of the city.