Yemen’s Ma’rib governorate, located 120km east of Sana’a.
The Yemeni army-allied popular committees reported on 17 September that a 1,600 square kilometer area in Marib governorate has been liberated from Saudi-backed occupation forces.
In his announcement, the spokesman for the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said that Operation Great Might left heavy losses in enemy ranks, and caused the destruction of approximately 1,500 military and armored vehicles.
“With the multilateral offensive, our forces have begun a new phase in liberating Yemeni territory from the invaders and occupiers. Our armed forces reopened new routes and followed specific tactics in line with military geography,” Saree said during a news conference.
The spokesman went on to say that, in addition to the destruction of several weapons depots, large quantities of heavy, medium, and light weapons were seized from the enemy.
He also explained that one of the most important achievements of the operation was the liberation of Madghal and Majzar districts in Marib, as well as the takeover of Mas camp, which was one of the largest camps used by the Saudi-led coalition.
Operation Great Might reportedly started early in 2020 and lasted for several months, during which time the army says they launched 161 missile attacks against Saudi-backed forces and mercenaries, and that 128 such attacks hit targets in Yemen, while 33 others took aim at targets deep inside Saudi Arabia.
Hundreds of drone strikes were also launched by Yemeni forces during the span of the operation.
Yemen is living through what the UN has described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced following a military invasion by Saudi Arabia and its allies in 2015.
Yemen is also kept under a western-backed economic blockade which seeks to suffocate the popular Ansarallah movement, despite the fact it has pushed the country to the brink of famine.