The Army forces over the past two days liberated 90% of the Sirwah
District in a large-scale military operation, while army continuing to advance to liberate Marib city.
Yemeni forces launched a counter-offensive operation on Tuesday to stop the advance of Saudi-led coalition forces on the mountains near Sirwah
District of Yemen's Ma'rib Governorate.
The strikes targeted Al Houthi reinforcements in the district of Sirwah
, west of Ma'rib.
Ghalib Al-Zaidi's death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during clashes in the Sirwah
district of Marib, they said.
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
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Third Military Base attacked sites controlled by the Houthis in Sirwah
District, west of Marib.
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.