Governor of the oil-rich province of Marib, Sultan al-Aradah, refuted on Saturday Houthi claims that they are closing in on the province.
In a meeting held with prominent figures in the city as well as military leaders, al-Aradah said that September 26 Revolution put an end to oppression and tyranny and that Houthis won’t be allowed to bring them back to Yemen, Saba News Agency reported.
He also stressed that there are preparations to celebrate the 58th September 26 Revolution anniversary and honor those who sacrificed their lives to end tyranny and injustice that ruled the country for decades.
Meanwhile, military forces, with the help of airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition, recaptured large areas south the province, a military official said.
Maj. Gen Ali Hameed Alqushaibi asserted that military forces managed to liberate on Saturday military sites in Rahbah and Mahilah fronts, causing the Houthi militia to suffer heavy losses.
For the past three months, the Iran-backed Houthi militias have been intensifying attempts to storm Marib province, home for hundreds of thousands of displaced Yemenis, claiming that they are closer than ever to break into the city, claims denied by the governor of the province.