Yemeni Forces Capture Scores of Saudi-Led Coalition Troops near Ma’rib
At least 20 Saudi troops were captured in heavy clashes with the Yemeni forces near Jawf-Ma’rib intersection in the Central part of Yemen.
The Saudi-led troops were trying to move through Jawf-Ma’rib intersection when they came under Yemeni forces’ ambush.
In relevant development, tens of Saudi-led troops were killed and dozens more were injured in a successful ambush attack by the Yemeni forces in the province of Ma’rib, Central Yemen, on Monday.
The Yemeni army and the popular forces also took scores of Saudi troops into captivity in Ma’rib province.
Meantime, the Yemeni forces cleared Al-Awa military base and Al-Karba region in the province of Ta’iz.
Al-Karba was the biggest stronghold of the pro-Saudi troops in Jbal al-Habashi (Habashi Mountain) in Ta’iz province.
On Saturday, the Yemeni army and popular forces laid siege on a large number of Saudi and Emirati forces in Jawf province, Eastern Yemen.
Hundreds of Saudi and UAE military men are now surrounded by the Yemeni forces in the town of al-Jabal al-Aswad in al-Jawf province.
The Yemeni forces captured 130 military troops from the Saudi-led coalition, including at least 39 Emirati soldiers and 9 officers during a series of clashes in Jawf province yesterday.
Several Yemeni civilians have lost their lives over the past three days as Saudi warplanes continue to pound areas across Yemen.
Also on Monday, the Yemeni forces targeted and destroyed a Saudi warship in the waters near Bab al-Mandab Strait, the ninth Saudi vessel sinking in waters offshore Yemen in the last four months.
The Saudi warship was targeted with Yemeni missiles in the Al-Mukha coastal waters in the province of Ta’iz.
The sunken ship had repeatedly fired rockets at the residential areas in Ta’iz province, inflicting casualties and destruction there.
This is the ninth time that a Saudi warship is sent deep into the waters of Bab al-Mandab Strait by the Yemeni forces.
Other Saudi battleships that were approaching Yemen’s coasts retreated fast following the attack.
The coast of Al-Mukha is located in Bab al-Mandab strait and the Saudi-led forces have been trying hard for several months now to win control over the coastal regions near the waterway.