Brotherhood .. and the exploitation of the Marib war to control the coastEnglish - Tuesday 09 March 2021 الساعة 11:20 am
The Brotherhood’s army in Taiz announced the liberation of more than 300 km within two days in mountainous areas, the highest altitude of which reached more than two thousand meters, a feat that has not been achieved militarily until today in the Yemen wars at such speed.
This area is the Jabal Habashi district, which is equivalent to an area of 6 directorates, namely: Al-Mesrakh, Mashara'a, Wahnan, Al-Mawadim, and the districts of Al-Madina Al-Mudhafar, Cairo and Sala
This announcement, which came out from the media of the Taiz axis and was reported by Arab and local media outlets, does not contain any truth. Rather, the area in which the confrontations are taking place in the west of Taiz a few days ago does not exceed a small grouping of villages that connect the Maqbana district to Jabal Habashi, and the area of these newly liberated villages and its mountains do not exceed 10 km, if not 5 km.
Al-Rahba areas of Jabal Habashi are still under the control of the Houthis, as well as the strip linking the western entrance to Taiz on the Taiz Al-Hodeidah line from the old airport to Al-Ayyar and Al-Ramada, under the control of the Houthi militia, which are areas that follow Jabal Habashi, as well as Tabishaa, Al-Anin, villages and sites governing the Houthi spring supply road.
Why are the Taiz brothers promoting a great phantom victory that has not happened at their hands since the beginning of the war, except for what was liberated by the 35th Brigade led by the martyr Adnan Al-Hammadi, and what do they want from behind this false media hype?
Why was their battle directed to the west, when it was sufficient to liberate these areas, cutting off their supply line from Al-Rubaie at the entrance to Taiz near the old airport, and a little military pressure towards Al-Sittin Street?
Marketing for a great victory at this level is intended to cover the lack of movement of the city fronts, and to limit the fighting to the fronts of contact with the western coast, because the battle is not a liberation from the Houthis as much as it is to open lines to reach the coast to extend the offensive front west to the coastal directorates from Maqabana to the Maqatrah mountains and Tur Al-Baha.
The Taiz brothers preempted any movement of the Giants' forces towards completing the liberation of Maqbana, including al-Barah. They began a battle against the Houthis with the aim of reaching the coast, because the liberation of these mountainous areas overlooking the coast is not of great cost, especially with the Houthis withdraw their forces towards the Marib fronts.
Two years ago, the West Coast forces were moving towards Al-Barah and from there they would continue towards cutting the Houthi supply line to the Al-Kadah Front near Al-Ayyar, the western entrance to Jabal Habashi, and the Abu Abbas Brigades were tasked with marching to reach Al-Komb and Al-Ramada, at that time, a demonstration took place in Taiz rejecting this military operation and viewing it as enabling Tariq Saleh to control Taiz.
In order for the Brotherhood to market their new battle, they demanded Tariq Saleh to move a battle from the opposite side, in which the Giants' forces were present, and they did not demand the giants to move, but rather allocated Tariq Saleh, because they know that his forces are not present in these areas, and the goal was to demonize Tariq Saleh and his forces and trying to convince the people that the guards of the republic will not fight the Houthis, and therefore they have become a legitimate target as an Emirati force, as they promote.
On the other hand, Hamid al-Ahmar demanded Tariq Saleh to liberate what he called the cities of Hodeidah that are not covered by the Sweden agreement, and he realizes that this interpretation is incorrect, and the aim of it is also to target the National Resistance Forces and its leader.
In Marib, Tariq Saleh previously announced the readiness of his forces to go to Marib to fight there, but the Brotherhood refused to do so, and when the Houthis began to march towards the city of Ma'rib, the Brotherhood also said that they do not need fighters but rather weapons, and Tariq Saleh must send his weapons to the Brotherhood in Ma'rib in order to arm the brotherhood army, who decimated an arsenal of ammunition and weapons as it fights to overrun Aden.
The Brotherhood and their leader in Taiz Salem do not want to share any battle front with Tariq Saleh and his forces, despite his early call to them to embark on joint military action to liberate Taiz and Hodeidah.
But what they want is to arm their militia, which they established in Hujaria and Tur Al-Baha in order to return to the coast to fight him.
Khaled Fadel had called on the leaders of Islah to reinforce the fronts of Maqbana, west of Taiz, from the forces of Tur al-Baha and al-Hujariya affiliated with Hammoud al-Mikhlafi, but after his request, the Tur al-Baha axis announced the preparation of 5 thousand fighters to transport them to Marib and that he had recruited them for the same goal, and this confirms that the axis of Tur al-Baha is an arm Another is Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar against the south, and its going to Marib is only a redeployment and repositioning.
What the Brotherhood wants is to invest in the Marib war to arm the al-Jubouli axis forces in Marib from the repositories of the Republic’s guards, or to arm the Salem Axis forces in the Maqbana fronts, as al-Jubouli is targeting Aden, and Salem is preparing for the Coast war .. while Marib is outside their accounts, otherwise the first military zone is sufficient to reinforce Marib, Al-Jawf, and Muqabna fronts