The Yemeni government announces the killing of a leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah in Ma’rib

Amman Today

publish date 2021-12-09 20:04:05

On Thursday, the Yemeni government announced the killing of a prominent leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah, in battles in Marib, in the center of the country.

Muammar al-Eryani, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, said, in statements carried by the official Yemeni news agency (Saba), that “the expert and leader in the military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia, Akram al-Sayyid, was killed by artillery shelling by the National Army in the Umm Rish front in Ma’rib governorate.”

Al-Eryani added that “the killing of Al-Sayed is a painful blow to the Tehran regime and its sectarian militias, and a new indication of his leadership of the military operations in the governorate, and the importance of the battle of Marib to his expansion project in the region,” according to him.

And he indicated that the Lebanese leader entered Yemen in August 2017, as part of a group of elements affiliated with the party, “and was sent on December 3 this year, with the party’s experts, to the fronts south of Marib, to lead operations and implement an Iranian plan to escalate the pace of confrontations in the province,” while Neither the Lebanese Hezbollah nor the Houthi group has issued any official comment on the incident so far.

Al-Eryani had previously announced, in press statements, the killing of the leader of the military wing of Hezbollah, Mustafa Al-Gharawi, in an air strike by the coalition in the Serwah front, west of the city of Ma’rib.

The Yemeni minister pointed out at the time that this “reflects the size and level of Iranian involvement in the military escalation launched by the militia on the various fronts in the Marib Governorate… through the deployment of hundreds of experts from the Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah, and the smuggling of weapons, ballistic missiles and drones.”

He explained that it “confirms the nature of the battle as an extension of the Iranian expansionist project in the region.”

For its part, the Arab coalition in Yemen resumed, at dawn on Thursday, the bombing of military targets in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, which is under the control of the Houthi group, announcing a statistic of those killed by the “group” during the past 24 hours.

This came in a statement by the coalition published by the official Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”, which said that it had “began to carry out air strikes on legitimate military targets in Sana’a” and that “the operation comes in response to the threat and hostile behavior of attempts to target civilians.”

Yemen has been witnessing for nearly 7 years a continuous war between the pro-government forces backed by an Arab military alliance led by the neighboring Saudi Arabia, and the Iranian-backed Houthis, who have controlled several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa, since September 2014, killing 377,000 people directly and indirectly. United Nations estimates.

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