Latest Updates on Marib front, 20 February 2021 (Map Update)
ISWNews Analysis Group: Following clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces in Marib province, Ansar Allah withdrew from a number of areas west of the Marib Dam.
During the last two days, Tala’at al-Hamra front and the west of the Marib Dam have been the main areas of clashes between Ansar Allah and the Saudi-led coalition forces. Ansar Allah has retreated from several points around the Marib Dam after heavy fighting with the Saudi-led forces, al-Qaeda and ISIS militants.
Currently, al-Zour and al-Hamajira areas are empty of forces on both sides. On the other hand, Ansar Allah and popular committees succeeded in advancing in the Tala’at al-Hamra mountain, but Ansar Allah control over this area has not yet been stabilized, and the fiercest clashes continue on the Tala’at al-Hamra front between the two sides.
If Tala’at al-Hamra area is stabilized, the western road of Marib city will be under Ansar Allah fire control.
There has been no change on Madghal front and the contact line is as the past. On this front, Brigadier General Ahmad Qayed al-Shara’abi, one of the Mansour Hadi commanders was killed in the al-Kasarat area.
In the past 24 hours, Saudi coalition warplanes also bombed Sarwah and Madghal fronts 15 times and Maheliyah area 2 times.
It is also reported from the west coast of Yemen that the Amaliqah forces, Republican Guard and other forces of the Saudi coalition have been sent to Marib province to help the coalition forces on the western fronts of the city of Marib.