Feb 21, 2021 11:44 UTC
  • Pro-Hadi battalion surrenders to Yemeni army: Reports

Yemeni media reports say an entire battalion supporting the fugitive Riyadh-backed President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has surrendered to the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees.

According to the reports on Saturday, the battalion from the 117th infantry brigade had surrendered itself and all its military equipment to the Yemeni forces.

The development comes as the Yemeni forces are advancing against Saudi-led coalition forces and their mercenaries in the central province of Ma’rib.

The Daesh terrorist group has openly confirmed that its members are fighting alongside the mercenaries in the gas-producing region, which is considered as the last stronghold of Saudi-backed forces in northern Yemen.

In a post on his Twitter account, Mohammed Abdul-Salam, the spokesman for Yemen’s Ansarullah movement, said, “What Ma’rib is witnessing is part of a national liberation battle, and in the face of the continued aggression and siege, the nation is determined to continue confrontation until the liberation of every inch of the occupied territory.”

The Yemeni forces have managed to wrest control over the al-Tala'a al-Hamra area in western Ma’rib as well as the Kofal military base belonging to Saudi-led coalition forces in the Sirwah district. They have also pushed towards the eastern entrance to Ma’rib city.