Yemen’s ambassador to Tehran has likened the battle for liberation of Ma’rib to that for Syria’s Aleppo from the grip of foreign-backed terrorists, saying the recapture of the strategic province will be a “turning point” in the war.
Speaking to Tasnim news agency, Ibrahim Mohammad al-Dailami said that the Yemeni army and allied fighters from Popular Committees are currently in control of 12 towns in Ma’rib following agreements with local tribes.
The Yemeni forces “are advancing every day. We are satisfied with our situation in the battle. This is while the army and Popular Committees are fighting on an open ground without air cover,” he said.
“In fact,… the victories that Ansarullah fighters have achieved so far are truly miraculous because they are under siege,” he added.
Dailami also called the Ma’rib battle the hardest fight in Yemen, stressing, however, that negotiations with local tribes have played a very positive role in the…