Yemeni Army, Popular Forces Retake Strategic Areas in Ma’rib Province + VIDEO

Sun Feb 21, 2016 17:00:22

The Yemeni army and popular forces continued their advances in Ma’rib province as they were joined by two battalions for fresh operations which helped them seize back new regions in the province.

The Yemeni forces took full control of Wadi al-Qeil to the South of Farza 9 region on Sunday.

The winning back of Wadi al-Qeil came just one day after the Yemeni forces took full control of strategic al-Hamra region in Ma'rib province.

The Yemeni forces also inflicted heavy losses on the Saudi forces in Ta'iz, Lahij and al-Jawf provinces over past 24 hours.

In a relevant development on Friday, a senior Yemeni official announced that the country's army and popular forces have gained major military achievements in Ma'rib against the Saudi-led enemies and laid siege on the UAE soldiers in the Western province.

"Over 500 Emirati military servicemen are presently under the siege of the army and popular forces in the Eastern part of Farza region in Ma'rib province," senior Ansarullah Commander Ali al-Houthi told FNA.

He further said that the Yemeni forces thwarted an attack by the Saudi-led forces and laid siege on over 500 UAE government troops.

Also on Saturday, the Yemeni forces seized back a strategic mountainous region in Jawf province.

The Yemeni forces took full control of Sheihat and Qarn Jad'an strategic heights that overlook Hazm city, capital of al-Jawf province.

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