The Ansarullah official media wing said their troops were able to fully repel the Saudi-backed attack on their positions, forcing the latter to retreat back towards Mareb
Along with the restive south, Mareb
is among a few provinces that have not been fully controlled by Al Houthis.
They identified Ali Jabir al-Shabwani, an al Qaeda leader who operates in Mareb
, as leading the attack, AL HAYAT said.
The next strike is expected to be on Mareb
, the main stronghold of Al Qaida and its leadership.
A WB mission has stressed the importance of a precise and comprehensive allocation of gas quantities at various fields to produce power by the Mareb
Gas Power Plant as well as identifying plants to be established and supplied with gas at the block 18th.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but police in Mareb
said they had received information last month about a possible al Qaida attack.
Riyadh, Rabi'II 7, 1437, Jan 17, 2016, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, received here today Sultan Al-Arada, Governor of Mareb
Hadi was briefed on the latest developments on the field level through efforts of national army forces and popular resistance in Taiz and Mareb
"The car was carrying Al Qaida militants and driving in the a desert area between Mareb
The electrical lines sustained the attacks just one day after repairs were made to lines in Mareb
where the Al-Damashiqa tribe targeted the Gas Power Station last Saturday.
The government has recently deployed military troops in the lawlessprovince of Mareb
to protect gas and oil pipelines from saboteurs who frequently target the pipelines to get concessions from government.
A number of tribes in Mareb
have declared their allegiance to Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthis, reported the Saudi-backed ASHARQ AL AWSAT Monday, citing well-connected tribal sources.