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Houthis Say Their Forces Captured Five Districts In Shabwah, Ma’irb In New Large-Scale Operation

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Houthis Say Their Forces Captured Five Districts In Shabwah, Ma’irb In New Large-Scale Operation

Brigadier General Yahya Sari, spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces. Source: almasirah.net.ye

On October 17, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their fighters captured an area of 3,200 square kilometers in the central Yemeni provinces of Shabwah and Ma’rib from Saudi-backed forces during a new large-scale operation, dubbed “Spring of Victory”.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, said that the group’s fighters captured the districts of Usaylan, Bayhan and Ain in Shabwah as well as the districts of Harib and al-Abdiyah in Ma’rib.

Houthis Say Their Forces Captured Five Districts In Shabwah, Ma’irb In New Large-Scale Operation

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

In the course of the operation, Houthi fighters also captured several positions in the districts of al-Jubah and Jabal Murad in Ma’rib.

“The operation resulted in the killing, wounding and capture of hundreds of mercenaries of the aggression, including members of the so-called al-Qaeda and ISIS, and the seizing of large quantities of weapons,” Brig. Gen. Sari said during a press conference.

According to the spokesman, the Houthis will reveal more information on Operation Spring of Victory in the upcoming few days.

The Houthis have been leading an offensive to capture Ma’rib city and nearby oil fields for well over seven months now. Several local tribes are backing the offensive.

Earlier this month, Houthi fighters reached the western outskirts of Ma’rib city after conducting a successful large-scale operation dubbed Dawn of Victory.

Now, the Houthis are in a better position to advance towards the southern outskirts of Ma’rib city. The Yemeni group will likely attempt to besiege the city in order to avoid a heated urban battle with Saudi-backed forces.


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the saudis thought that yemen would have a hard case to fight all around the marib dam and unpassable territories but htey were wrong and soon they will be kicked out of marib entirely so saudis targeting of marib dam just showed to the population of marib how easily al saud will sacrifice them

Icarus Tanović

What if we continue eastwards, towards Shabwah, no much of resisyance there, to secure right flank, before Ma’arib. Americans are stupid they won’t say a word if we get entire Shabwah. And then straight to Ma’arib.


Houthis are showing Iran, Russia, China and Hezbollah how bad American/Israeli technology really is. Houthis are showing America/Israel how good Iranian technology is.

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Icarus Tanović

Let’s hit them really hard to aramco again and again. They gave us decade long agony, lets just give it back.

Christian J. Chuba

If only they had a few good Iranian air defense weapons. I have a feeling that once they capture Marab they the Saudis will just fire bomb the entire place committing yet another war crime. The KSA can get away with it because of their accomplices.

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