Yemeni gov't forces attempts to reduce Houthi pressure on Marib without results

Report (Debriefer)
2020-04-22 | Since 2 Year

The battles between the Yemeni government forces and the Ansar Allah group (Houthis) have been intensifying in three governorates for weeks.

Government forces are trying to attack the Houthis on many fronts with heavy support from coalition aircraft to save the northeastern province of Marib from falling, but they are still trying and there are no indications that they may succeed.

The military spokesman of the Houthis tweeted on Tuesday evening, that his group's forces were able to repulse a large-scale wide encroachment from two tracks in Al-Bayda Governorate, central Yemen.

He pointed out that the first track of the advance by the forces of the internationally recognized Yemeni government was towards the Al-Dahaki network, while the second track was towards the locations of the group's fighters from the Al-Okla area in the Arqoub network in the al-Saoma'a District.

Saree claimed that their fighters had inflicted heavy losses on government forces and equipment, as well as dozens of deaths and injuries.

He added: "The government forces were forced to retreat and break down and failed to make any progress, as usual during the past two weeks."

Saree said that the government crawl that started from Tuesday morning until evening, was backed by an air cover from coalition fighters, and by the same course of battles in Al Bayda, al-Jawf and Marib fights proceeded and the air force supported the government forces strongly through a massive disaster that was intended to destabilize the Houthi fighters.

Yahya Saree said that the coalition fighters jets had launched 53 airstrikes on his group’s sites in separate areas in the governorates of Al-Jawf and Marib, north and northeast of Yemen.

According to military experts, it appears that the coalition and government forces have been trying to disband the Houthi pincer on Marib, but they have been clashing desperately with the Houthis and have been unable to achieve results in the reality of the fighting for several weeks.

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