The first attack targeted the mosque in Ma'rib's Sirwah
district, Yemeni news website Sahafah24 reported on Sunday.
The coalition air force conducted four air strikes on sites of the militias in Naham District, east of capital Sana'a, in addition to three operations targeting ammunition weapon caches in Sirwah
District, west of Marib Governorate.
ARAB NEWS Yemeni soldiers from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting the UN-recognized government, are seen in Sirwah
, west of Marib city, where they are the fighting against Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies on June 30, 2017.
Local sources said that the Yemeni army forces and the Popular Resistance liberated the strategic Mount "Marthad" overlooking the strategic Sirwah
District Center, the last main stronghold of the coup militia in Marib.
The focus of the battle is the mountainous town of Sirwah
, east of the capital, where pro-government forces aim to break a monthslong stalemate and clear the way toward Sanaa.
The reinforcement includes ammunition, armoured vehicles, and heavy artillery in preparation for the liberation of Sirwah
The source pointed out that the Saudi warplanes waged a number of raids on Sirwah
district and several areas in the province to back its mercenaries who are suffering under the strikes of the army and popular committees.
Armed Yemeni tribesman from the Popular Resistance Committees supporting forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stand behind piles of artillery shells as they continue to battle Houthi rebels in the area of Sirwah
, in the west of Marib province, yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Third Military Base attacked sites controlled by the Houthis in Sirwah
District, west of Marib.
At least 15 people were killed in the district of Sirwah
and around Marib city, the sources said, as tribesmen allied with Hadi tried to stop Houthis and troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh from advancing on the provincial capital.
Heavy fighting in Marib province east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed 15 people, tribal sources there said, as the Houthi militia and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh tried to advance into the rugged Sirwah
We heard a blast in the Sirwah
area followed by flames rising from the pipeline," one tribal witness told Reuters.