Ansar Allah liberated half of the al-Balaq al-Sharqi mountain (Map Update)

Wednesday 8 December 2021 - 20:46

ISWNews Analysis Group: Following the clashes south of the city of Marib, Ansar Allah managed to liberate parts of the al-Balaq al-Sharqi mountain from the control of the Saudi-led forces.

After the start of Ansar Allah operation to liberate the southern heights of the city of Marib on December 5, Ansar Allah and popular committees managed to liberate al-bour and al-Lajma points with several heavy attacks and shifted the focus of the clashes to al-Balq al-Sharqi mountain. Following the Ansar Allah operation in this area and despite the heavy bombardment of the Saudi coalition warplanes, Ansar Allah managed to liberate half of the al-Balq al-Sharqi mountain today, on December 8.

Fighting is currently underway to liberate the remaining half of the al-Balq al-Sharqi mountain. The Saudi coalition is strongly resisting in these areas, and various groups have entered the campaign under the command of the Saudi coalition, from ISIS to Tariq Saleh and etc.

Saudi coalition warplanes have bombed the southern and western fronts of Marib 111 times in the past four days, which is a heavy bombardment due to the small size of the front.

Al-Balaq heights is the Saudi coalition’s last defensive position south of the city of Marib, and its liberation is likely to lead to a complete withdrawal of Saudi-led forces from the city of Marib. Because the forces loyal to Mansour Hadi and other groups under the command of the coalition (al-Qaeda, ISIS, the Tariq Saleh forces, etc.) are not able to confront the Ansar Allah fighters in a ground battle. This scenario is more likely to happen with the arrival of Ansar Allah “Kataeb al-Mawt” (Death Battalions) special forces.

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Read more on the topic:
Latest Military Situation of Yemen, 24 November 2021 (Map Update)
Details of Operation Rabi al-Nasr in the south of Marib province (Map Update)
Latest Updates on Yemen, 12 November 2021

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