The spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces, General Yahya Sarea, held Tuesday a press conference to reveal the details of the major military offensive against the Saudi-led mercenaries in Marib.
General Sarea indicated that the Yemeni forces have reached the border of Marib city, adding that the liberated area in the province amounted to 600 square kilometers and that more than 5000 Saudi-led mercenaries were killed or wounded during the offensive.
General Sarea noted that the Yemeni defenses manages to shoot down 11 spy drones for the Saudi-led forces during the offensive, named as “Dawn of Victory”.
Yemen has been since March 25, 2015 under aggression by the Saudi-led coalition in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who is Riyadh’s ally.
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been killed or injured by Saudi-led airstrikes.
The Arab impoverished country has been also under harsh blockade by the coalition which includes in addition to the Kingdom, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.
Source: Al-Manar English Website