Anti-Houthi and Saleh forces have made significant strategic gains over the past two days in the provinces of Al-Jawf and Marib.
In Marib, tribal leaders and senior military officers announced yesterday that they cut a supply line vital to the Houthis in Marib after taking control of a strategic road that connects the town of Serwah to the capital city Sana’a, currently under Houthi control.
Local resistance forces have also advanced towards Nehm in Marib, edging closer to Sana’a.
In Al-Jawf, the strategic mountain of Jabal Al-Kuna is now free of Houthi and Salah fighters. Al-Ghail district which has been under Houthi control since 2008 has also been liberated by local resistance forces.
Yemen has been locked in a bitter battle between Shia Houthi fighters allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with local tribes and resistance forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes.