The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced that it launched dozens of raids in the governorates of Marib and Al-Bayda, causing deaths in the ranks of the Houthis, while both the Yemeni army and the Houthi group stated that the battles left dozens of deaths on both sides in Marib.
The coalition said in a statement that it had targeted the Houthis with about 50 air raids on sites in the Marib and Al-Bayda governorates during the past 24 hours, causing human and material losses.
For its part, the media center of the Yemeni army announced that its forces and the Giants Brigades took control of strategic sites on the northwestern and southern fronts of Marib Governorate, after an attack launched by the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
On the other hand, the Houthi military spokesman said that his forces killed more than 40, including brigade leaders and brigades of the Giants, after repelling a large-scale attack towards the “Harib and Ain” districts between the Ma’rib and Shabwa governorates.
On the other hand, the Yemeni Landmine Monitor said on Friday that at least 38 civilians and soldiers were killed, and 50 others were injured, during the past two weeks due to mines and ammunition planted by the Houthi group heavily in the governorates of Shabwa and Ma’rib.
The center documented this outcome only in the districts of Usaylan, Bayhan and Ain in Shabwa governorate, and Harib district in the neighboring Marib governorate, where the forces of the Southern Giants are leading a massive military campaign against the Houthi group.
On Thursday, Human Rights Watch quoted in its 2021 annual report on violations in Yemen from the Civilian Impact Monitoring Project, that the landmines and unexploded ordnance planted by the Houthis have caused more than 9,000 civilian casualties since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen seven years ago.
Reports of international and local organizations indicate that Yemen has witnessed the largest mine-laying operation in the land since the end of World War II, and the Ministry of Human Rights of the Yemeni government accuses the Houthis of planting more than one million mines in the governorates of Yemen since the beginning of the war.