YEMEN Press Agency

Daesh announces its participation in fighting against Yemeni army forces in Marib

MARIB, Feb. 18 (YPA) –  The Yemen branch of international terrorist organisation Daesh (ISIS) has issued an official statement confirming that its forces are fighting in Marib on the side of the Saudi-led invaders, against the Armed Forces and Popular Committees of the National Salvation Government of Yemen.

The so-called “Islamic State” in Marib Province, said, in a brief statement,  broadcast by ISIS platforms, that its militants  carry out attacks on the Yemeni army positions in the area of al-Kasra.

The ISIS statement said its fighters had taken control of two positions on the same front.

Tribal sources in Marib had earlier confirmed the arrival of groups of al-Qaeda and ISIS militants to support the forces of the so-called legitimacy against the Yemeni army forces.

The Yemeni army forces are launching attacks from multiple axes towards the city of Marib, the center of the oil rich province and border with Saudi Arabia.