Al-Houthi and Islah coordination puts Marib between pincers and besieges "Murad"English - الأربعاء 22 سبتمبر 2021 الساعة 08:21 م
The Houthi militia, Iran's arm in Yemen, took control of the Harib Marib district, after its advance from the "Ain" district in Shabwa governorate, according to field sources, confirming the Houthis' arrival at the Harib Security Administration building and their concentration in the district's center.
The Houthi militia, with the collusion of the Islah party elements in Shabwa, was able to reach the road linking Shabwa and Marib, after its incursion from the direction of Wadi Al-Khar, and its arrival at the Al-Saadi junction, before it was able to encircle and penetrate the Harib district, where it achieved the goal. Among the joint coordination with the elements of "Al-Islah" is to encircle the city of Marib from all directions.
The sources pointed out that the Houthi elements, after achieving the goal of reaching the districts of Ma'rib from the Shabwa side, withdrew from Usaylan and the outskirts of Bayhan, at dawn today, and pushed their elements towards "Harib" Marib, in addition to their concentration in the strategic Al-Saadi Junction linking the governorates of Ma'rib, Shabwa and Al-Bayda.
The Islah party forces, affiliated with the "legitimacy", withdrew from three districts in Shabwa: "Bayhan, Usaylan and Ain", and allowed the militias to advance towards Marib, which Houthi leader Muhammad al-Bukhaiti confirmed in press statements that their attacks in Shabwa are not aimed at controlling the province, as much as it is within the framework of a plan to complete the liberation of Marib.
During the past few days, the Houthi militia managed to locate the city of Marib, and the oil and gas sources in Safer, in the Kamasha operation, after its advance in the south of the province and the control of Rahba, and the attack towards "Al-Abdiya", and from the northeastern side of Raghwan, Al-Shahla and Al-Nadod in Al-Jawf, And on the fronts of "Al-Kasara, Al-Mushajah, and Al-Zour" in Serwah from the western side, and today I managed to reach Harib and the road between Shabwa, and only the road leading to the crossroads in Hadramout remained for Marib.
After besieging Marib from these sides, military sources expected that the militias would rush to cut off the "Al-Abr-Marib" road, from the side of the "Al-Rawik" camp and area near Al-Nudud in Al-Jawf, so that the city of Marib would become isolated from any supply lines.