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Combat Footage: Houthis Reach Ma’rib City Outskirts After Successful Large-Scale Operation

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Combat Footage: Houthis Reach Ma’rib City Outskirts After Successful Large-Scale Operation

Screen grab from Operation Dawn of Victory’s official video release.

On October 12, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their fighters reached the outskirts of the central Yemeni city of Ma’rib, which is held by Saudi-backed forces, after conducting a successful large-scale ground operation codenamed Dawn of Victory.

During a press conference, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the new operation was a follow up to Operation Great Strength that was announced in September. During the operation, the Houthis captured the districts of Medghal and Majzar as well as Mass Millitary camp.

Combat Footage: Houthis Reach Ma’rib City Outskirts After Successful Large-Scale Operation

Click to see full-size map. Areas captured by the Houthis are in green.

According to the spokesman, an area 600 square kilometers in size located between the areas captured in Operation Great Strength and Ma’rib city outskirts was seized by Houthi fighters in the course of Operation Dawn of Victory.

“As a results of Operation Dawn of Victory 300 armored vehicles and armored personnel carriers were destroyed, damaged or burned, in addition to 850 weapons and four weapons depots,” Brig. Gen. Sari said.

The spokesman added that 1,300 Saudi-backed fighters were killed, 4,320 were wounded and 30 were captured by Houthi fighters.

The Houthis released footage documenting the operation which saw an extensive used of anti-tank guided missiles by the Yemeni group.

During the operation, the Houthis’ air-defenses opened fire at Saudi-led coalition and US drones and warplanes 518 times and managed to shot down a total of17 drones.

The Yemeni group’s missile force carried out 49 attacks on targets inside Yemen and on 19 targets outside the country’s border. From its side, the drone force carried out 170 attacks on targets outside Yemen and 75 attacks on targets in the country.

Brig. Gen. Sari said that the Houthis are about to “liberate and cleanse” Ma’rib, warning the remnants of Saudi-backed forces against any attempt to destabilize the city. The spokesman also stressed that the Houthis will guarantee the safety or any fighter who flee the battlefield and take shelter at his home.

The Saudi-led coalition appears to be incapable of stopping the Houthis’ advancing on Ma’rib city. During Operation Dawn of Victory, coalition warplanes carried out 948 airstrikes on the group’s fighters. All of the airstrikes were ineffective.

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farbat

so what was it again the saudis and the uae wanted to balkanize what place because to me it looks like they are delusional today as they were during the day they started this whole mess and it just needs a dozen of missiles to destroy the uae entirely and the manner they mess with yemen that end might very well come to them

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Chris Gr

The Saudis don’t want Yemen fractured, although they wanted in the past.

TomSawyer

At this speed, they will enter Marib in about 20 years haha ^^

Michel LeBlanc

There winning, its all that counts. Its not a race!

Inbred morron!

TomSawyer

How many times did they reach Marib, like 500x? ;-)

Duniga

At this speed, Saudis will win this war in 20.000.000.000 years haha ^^

Actually, they’ll never win this war.

block

Idiotic saudi imposter nation, installed by the west several centuries ago. Read your history. Learn the truth.

"R" Addison

The Gaudi’s after cutting-off women’s heads, making the deseRt-sands an anti-CultuRal ‘oasis’ are receiving from the Houthi’s what we in the world find alacrity and knowledge–as we have wished for them control w more foodstuff, and cooking-oil as well as re-establishment of children;s educational needs and truth-apparency! In winter’s cold and their renown on the peninsula, continued support!

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