The Ansar Allah movement (more widely known as the Houthis) has been preparing to an advance in the city of Marib, the capital of Yemen’s Marib province. Recently, Houthis have deployed additional reinforcements to the western countryside of the city, which remains in the hands of Saudi-backed forces, and are now working on securing the road toward Marib.
In own turn, Saudi-led forces tried to take back the strategic Maas base from the Houthis, but their attacks were repelled. Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition are actively employed on the battlefield. However, the Houthis have much better infantry units and widely employ drones and ballistic missiles co compensate the lack ofthe air power. Thus, if the situation develops in the current direction and further, it is likely that the Houthis will be able to besiege Marib and even capture the city in the coming months.
A brief overview of the developments in the area:
- On November 28, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued near Wadi Maas;
- On November 27, Ansar Allah repelled an attack by Saudi-led forces on Qarn Adwan north of Asdas;
- On November 27, Ansar Allah was deploying troops and equipment east of Sarwah and Madghal to prepare for an offensive west of Marib city;
- On November 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Madghal district 16 times;
- On November 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Sarwah district 10 times.
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