April 25 Aden news: Yemen’s unity government official said on the 25th, government forces and Houthi forces in the central province of Marib fierce fighting continues, in the past 24 hours at least one senior government general and 23 soldiers, 27 Houthi militants were killed in the exchange of fire.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that in the past 24 hours, “Houthi militants have completely captured some key positions in the western city of Marib, the capital of Marib province.” They have gained the upper hand in the battle for the city of Marib. ”
He confirmed that Major General Abdullah al-Hajri, head of the military judiciary of government forces, had been killed in the fighting by 23 soldiers. Government forces shelled Houthi positions, killing at least 27 militants.
Marib province is Yemen’s main oil-producing region and home to the multinational coalition command. Since January, Houthi forces and Yemeni government forces have exchanged heavy fighting in the province, killing nearly a thousand people and displacing more than 3,000 families.
In September 2014, Yemeni Houthi forces seized the capital Sanaa and then southern Yemen. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia and other countries launched a military operation code-named “Decisive Storm” against Houthi forces. In December 2018, the Yemeni government and Houthi forces, brokered by the United Nations, agreed on a cease-fire, prisoner exchange and other issues, but the two sides soon accused each other of breaking the cease-fire. In December 2020, the Government of Yemen formed a coalition government with the Transitional Council for the South. So far, much of southern Yemen has been nominally unified.