Oct 03, 2021 13:39 UTC
  •  Saudi coalition forces surrender to Ansarullah after intense fighting

As the Yemeni armed forces continues its advance on the strategic city of Marib, local reports claim that as of 23 September Ansarallah resistance fighters have liberated 10 out of 14 districts in the oil-rich province.

The reports come just one day after all remaining Saudi coalition forces in the district of Al-Abdiya, just south of Marib, surrendered to the Yemeni army and popular committees.

In light of the rapidly changing situation on the battlefield in Yemen, the Yemeni armed forces have managed, after days of intense fighting, to liberate four districts in the Shabwa Governorate, and two in the Marib Governorate, in record time.

While approaching the Yemeni fields an atmosphere of optimism prevailed within Yemeni circles loyal to the US Saudi coalition aggression.

Meanwhile, many tribes, political, social and military figures, began to open channels of communication with the Sanaa government.

This comes while the UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg and the American mediation team shuttling between the Saudi and Omani capitals have so far failed to achieve any result, which may leave the Saudis with the single option of responding to the demand to lift the Riyadh imposed air, sea and land blockade.

Washington and Riyadh are still unable to comprehend how the recent actions of the Sanaa resistance forces secured several strategic goals at such record speed giving them a future advantage in reaching the shores of the Arabian Sea for the first time since the beginning of the war, as well as controlling oil and gas sources and the governorates of Shabwa and Marib.

The recent battlefield developments in Yemen are not derived from the regional and international contexts. It seems Yemeni resistance forces have mastered their investment in pushing for dramatic changes on the ground and were waiting only for the right moment, given that the military readiness has always been available.

Sanaa, which has control over events on the ground, took advantage of the recent transformations in the region with the arrival of a new, more assertive, administration in Iran, the withdrawal of the United States of America from Afghanistan and the latest American retreat in Syria and Lebanon, to push for dramatic changes on the Yemeni map.

Ansarullah tried to take the path of peace through the Marib initiative which was presented to the Omani delegation that visited Yemen months ago.

Both Riyadh and Washington opted to dodge this opportunity and rather bet on the failure of the Yemeni armed forces attack on Marib, which was a huge mistake.

As the Yemeni armed forces continues its advance on the strategic city of Marib, local reports claim that, as of the 23rd of September, Ansarullah resistance fighters have liberated 10 out of 14 districts in the oil rich province.

The reports came just one day after all the remaining Saudi coalition forces in the district just south of Marib surrendered to the Yemeni armed forces and to the popular committees.

Following days of intense fighting the Yemeni army has liberated large swathes of the Saudi led coalition's last northern stronghold.

By controlling an entire district in the Shabwa Governate in Eastern Yemen, the Sana forces have succeeded in separating the governorate completely from its neighbor Marib, which means that only one very difficult supply line will remain accessible to the forces supporting Yemen’s fugitive President to Mansur Al Hadi, who are basically Saudi mercenaries.