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Commander: Popular Forces Repulse Saudi Advances in Ma’rib

3 May 2016 21:38



A senior Ansarullah commander announced that his forces have repelled the Saudi forces to further advance in Ma’rib province.

“The Ansarullah forces managed to prevent the Saudi-led troops from advancing in Ma’rib province to the East of Sana’a,” Ali al-Houthi told FNA on Tuesday.

He said that scores of Saudi troops were killed and wounded in clashes with the Yemeni army and popular forces in the Western front of Ma’rib province.

“After several hours of clashes with the Saudi troops who intended to advance towards al-Melh and Jabal al-Rasha regions, the popular forces forced them to withdraw,” al-Houthi added.

The Ansarullah commander said that an armored personal carrier of the Saudi forces was also targeted and destroyed by the Yemeni popular forces and a large amount of ammunition and weapons were confiscated from the Saudi troops.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Yemeni popular forces continued to advance in the Western parts of Yemen, and managed to win back new regions in Ta’iz province.

“Ansarullah forces are now in full control of special regions in Ta’iz province,” Ansarullah Commander Abdullah al-Zeidi told FNA.

He, meantime, said that the Yemeni army and popular forces have reached an agreement on setting up a joint operation room in Ta’iz province in a bid to respond to any ceasefire violation by the Saudi-led coalition forces.

Al-Zeidi said that the main purpose for setting up joint operations room is to complete the Bab el-Mandab Strait operations.

In a relevant development in April, a senior Yemeni military commander disclosed that the Arab country’s popular forces had won back all regions in the Northern and Western parts of Ta’iz province.

“Our forces are now in full control of all regions in the Northern and Western parts of Ta’iz province after heavy clashes with Saudi-led forces and al-Qaeda terrorists,” Ansarullah Commander Hesham al-Zeidi told FNA.

Al-Zeidi said that Ansarullah targets the al-Qaeda terrorists with short-range missiles, adding, “The Yemeni popular forces killed four terrorists and destroyed tens of their armored vehicles while they were pulling out from Ta’iz province.”

Meantime, a military source disclosed on Saturday that the Yemeni army and popular forces withdrew from the city of al-Waziya in the Southern part of Ta’iz.

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