Sana’a Reveals Details of “Rab’ie Al-Nasr” Operation in Marib, Shabwa
Spokesman of Sana’a forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sarie, revealed on Sunday, in a press briefing, the details of the large-scale military operation “Rabi’e Al-Nasr” (Spring of Victory) in the provinces of Marib and Shabwa.
During the operation, Sana’a forces and the popular committees (Houthis’ fighters) managed to control the districts of Usailan, Al-Ain and Bihan in Shabwa province, and Harib and Al-Abdiyah districts and large parts of Al-Juba and Jabal Murad districts in Marib province, with a total area of 3,200 square kilometers.
The operation resulted in the killing, wounding, and capturing 1,840 of the Saudi-led coalition troops and Al-Qaeda members, including 550 dead, 1,200 wounded, and 90 captured, according to the spokesman.
Brig. Gen. Sarie confirmed that among the coalition’s dead were operatives of “ISIS” and “Al-Qaeda,” which used to take Al-Abdiyah as a stronghold and receive support from the coalition.
During the operation, approximately 16 various military vehicles, troop carriers, 180 weapons and five weapons stores of the coalition forces were destroyed, while dozens of armored vehicles were seized, according to the spokesman.
Sarie said that the Air Force’s drones carried out more than 278 operations, including 161 operations targeted the coalition sites and gatherings in the occupied Yemeni lands, as well as 117 operations in Saudi lands.
The Houthis’ missile force carried out 130 operations, including 95 in the” occupied” Yemeni territories and 35 in the Saudi territories, he added.
Sana’a forces spokesman pointed out that the Air Defense Forces succeeded in shooting down four reconnaissance planes of ‘CH4’ type, a ‘Wing LOONG’ plane, and two ‘Scan Eagle’ planes, while the successful responses to warplanes amounted to 296 operations.