Allied forces of Yemeni Army and Popular Committees are about to control the city of Marib, media reported on Sunday.
The revolutionary forces are 3 kilometers away from the city of Marib, Al-Mayadeen TV channel reported.
“The allied forces are now in full control of the western front of Marib Dam,” sources told Al-Mayadeen, adding that the revolutionaries were about to control the northern front of the dam.
Al-Qaeda and Salafist militants have been fighting alongside Saudi-led mercenaries and militants loyal to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi against the Yemeni allied forces, the sources noted.
Hundreds of Saudi-led mercenaries and their allies have been killed or injured in the battles taking place for weeks in Marib, the sources said, adding that dozens others were captured by the Yemeni forces.
Yemeni allied forces have been engaged in fierce battles to capture the city of Marib, which was for years a stronghold for Saudi-led forces launching aggression on the Arab impoverished country.
Yemen has been since March 25, 2015 under aggression by the Saudi-led coalition in a bid to restore power to fugitive Hadi, who is Riyadh’s ally. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been killed or injured by Saudi-led airstrikes.
The Arab country has been also under harsh blockade b the coalition which includes in addition to the Kingdom, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan.