Al-Qaeda organization has deployed its militants in a number of neighborhoods and streets of Marib city and inside the coalition camp in the Al-Jin area, local residents said.
Local residents in Marib province told Yemen Press Agency, that many gunmen from the terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and ISIS were heavily deployed in al-Rawdha neighborhood and Al-Mile Street in downtown Marib.
Moreover, the sources confirmed that the coalition forces brought hundreds of al-Qaeda and ISIS militants to Sahan Aljan camp hours after an explosion rocked the joint operations headquarters during a meeting of senior commanders in Marib.
The sources said that coalition forces armed terrorist elements with various types of weapons, including armored vehicles and military vehicles, and deployed them in the vicinity of the camp.
This comes a day after the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Khaled bin Omar Batarfi, states that the terrorist Abu Al-Hassan Al-Sulaymani, an Egyptian national, has been appointed as leader of the organization’s militants in the battle of Marib.