At least 34 people were killed on Thursday in battles between the Yemeni army, affiliated with the internationally recognized government, and the “Ansar Allah” group (the Houthis), in the Ma’rib governorate, which has been witnessing fighting for more than 100 days.
A Yemeni military source told the Russian agency, “Sputnik”, that the Houthis launched intense attacks on the Yemeni army’s positions and the tribes loyal to it in the west and northwest of Ma’rib.
He added that violent fighting took place northeast of Ma’rib, after the Houthis’ attempts to attack military positions on the front near Al-Jawf governorate, bordering Saudi Arabia, and government forces managed to repel them.
The source pointed out that the Arab Coalition air forces carried out more than 10 raids on Houthi gatherings in the Sirwah district, west of Ma’rib, while the Yemeni army bombed the group’s sites, causing losses.
According to the source, the battles left 18 Houthi militants dead, 16 military and tribal personnel were killed as well, while dozens were wounded from both sides.