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Yemeni Forces Gain Full Control over Strategic Heights in Ma’rib

26 December 2015 17:53


The Yemeni forces allied with the popular forces pounded the Saudi-led troops with massive fire power, and took full control over a strategic region in Ma’rib province.

The Yemeni army and popular forces took control over Jabal (Mount) Salab in al-Jedan region back from the Saudi aggressors.

Meantime, the Saudi-led forces are reportedly pinned down under the heavy artillery fire of Yemen’s popular and army troops in al-Hajr district, Majzr region.

In a relevant development on Friday, the Yemeni army forces, backed by allied Popular Committees loyal to Ansarullah movement, killed a Saudi prince during an attack in the oil-rich province of Ma’rib in central Yemen.

Amir Mohammad bin Mosa’ed bin Jalawi, an assistant inspector general, and his comrades were killed when Yemeni forces targeted them in the al-Hajar region, Sa’ada Press news website reported on Friday.

This came a day after Houthi Ansarullah fighter killed several mercenaries fighting on Saudi Arabia’s behalf and militants loyal to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the same region.

On March 26, Saudi Arabia started deadly military aggression against Yemen in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement and restore power to Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.

More than 7,500 people have been killed and over 14,000 others injured since March. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.

The UN has repeatedly voiced concern over the rising number of civilian casualties in the Saudi military aggression against Yemen.

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