MARIB, Nov. 21 (YPA) – Yemeni army forces on Saturday tightened their grip on coalition forces in Marib city due to the rapid advances during the past hours on the southern fronts of the city.
According to local sources in Marib province, army forces and committees fought fierce battles against coalition forces on the southern fronts of Marib city, during which they gained full control of the Rahum mountain range in Jabal Murad district.
The army and popular forces took control over, during the past hours, the Mas camp, while the coalition forces withdrew their military vehicles and equipment during the operation.
Dozens of Islah Party-affiliated military and political leaders escaped from Marib city to the southern provinces of Yemen, sources said.
The sources in Marib affirmed that they saw several military vehicles transported furniture and families of the leaders heading to the city of Ataq in Shabwah province.
The sources explained that the escape of the leaders increased after the coalition lost the Mas camp, and the collapse of the rest of the military formations loyal to coalition in the surrounding areas after the great advance made by the Yemeni army inside the city of Marib.