Government forces say retake strategic positions in south Marib

2021-07-18 | Since 2 Month

Heavy fighting in southern Marib

MARIB (Debriefer)--The forces of Yemen's internationally recognised government retook key positions in south Marib province after fierce battles with the Houthi group, the army's information centre said on Sunday.

The positions included the Kharfah area in west of the Rahabah district and areas in the Mushayreef front-line on the border with Bayda province, it said, adding that government forces are they pushing deeper into more southern parts, it said.

Dozens of Houthis were killed and injured in the battles and Saudi-led airstrikes, it said.

Separately, the Houthi TV mouthpiece, Almasirah, said the Saudi-led coalition carried out 7 airstrikes in Rahabah, without giving details.

The government forces recaptured the centre of Rahabah on Wednesday after what they called a qualitative operation against the Iran-allied Houthis.

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