A military source said on Thursday that the Yemeni forces have inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi-led military contingent in the Sirwah district in Ma’rib, which lies about 120 kilometers (75 miles) East of the capital, Sana’a.
The source added that the Saudi-led forces were killed when Yemeni army troopers and their allies engaged them near the Kofel military camp.
The source also told Yemen’s Saba news agency that Saudi warplanes have conducted a number of sorties over Kofel district, Sirwah market as well as Jebel Hilan, and purportedly dropped a number of phosphorus bombs across Sirwah.
The source said Yemeni army and Popular Committees are making further headway in the fight against the Saudi forces, praising tribesmen from Ma’rib for their support for the Yemeni forces.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 197 days now to restore power to Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 6,484 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.