Jul 28, 2021 14:20 UTC
  • Yemen retakes last base held by Saudi-led forces in southern Ma’rib

Yemen’s defense forces score several military gains against Saudi-led militants across the country, including by recapturing the last base held by them in the south of the west-central Ma’rib Province.

According to a report published by Yemen Press Agency on Wednesday, the country’s army and their allied Popular Committees regained control of the strategic al-Fuqara’ Mountains, the last front controlled by the militants in the area.

The achievement, the report said, came about following stiff confrontations between the two sides.

The forces also made significant progress in other areas lying among Ma’rib and the Sana’a Province that neighbors it to the west and the Shabwa Province that lies to its south.

Ma’rib that is wedged right in the middle of a whole host of other Yemeni provinces, has turned into a focus of the forces’ liberation operations for many months now.

The province’s recapture, towards which many advancements have been made so far, is expected to pave the way for further military victories for Yemen’s defenders.

Also on Tuesday, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network reported that a “massive explosion” had rocked an outpost hosting Saudi-led coalition’s forces in Ma’rib.

The blast took place as a result of “bombing” of the headquarters, it said, but did not provide any further details about the extent of the casualties or damage that the attack might have caused.

No person or party has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

Currently, the Yemeni forces have also focused special attention on the al-Bayda Province, which similar to Shabwa is located to the south of Ma’rib, in order to be able to expand their gains.

The Yemeni army’s new strategic focus on Bayda has likewise beleaguered their opponents in the province, afflicting them with a large number of casualties.

According to the Yemeni outlet’s report, the forces also launched an “extensive military attack” against the Saudi-led coalition’s bases in the east of Bayda, securing command over many strategic outposts overlooking Ma’rib and Shabwa.