Marib’s Most Prominent Sheikh Arrives in Sana’a

A prominent sheikh in Marib province announced on Tuesday his arrival in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, defecting from Saudi-led coalition forces, YPA reported

Sheikh Ali al- Otaibi” Abu Qassi” posted pictures with dozens of members of the tribe and his companions while he was in the city of Sana’a.

Al-Otaibi’S arrival came days after Saudi Arabia released him after four years of captivity.

Al-Otaibi vowed to revolt against his arrest through verses of poem attached to photographs of his arrival in Sana’a.

Over the past years, Al-Otaibi was known for his supportive positions in favor of the coalition and is an influential figure in Marib before being arrested by the Saudi intelligence service and transferred to a prison in the kingdom along with number of pro-Saudi sheikhs whose fate remains unknown.

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