The Giants Brigade turns the scales against the Houthis with the liberation of Shabwa

English - الثلاثاء 11 يناير 2022 الساعة 08:53 م
Shabwa, NewsYemen, a special report:

The theater of military confrontations, in eastern Yemen, witnessed qualitative transformations that changed the course of field control quickly and suddenly, after the Giants Brigades launched the "Cyclone of the South" operation, which culminated in the liberation of Shabwa Governorate from the grip of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, and the giants' incursion into the adjacent Marib Governorate.

 The emergency shift in the field equation came in the wake of undermining the dominance of the Brotherhood’s Islah party in Shabwa governorate, after the (Brotherhood) facilitated the Houthis’ expansion for a long time in a non-Yemeni town, in the context of a regional agenda targeting the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen.

It is noted that pulling the rug from under the feet of the Islah party in Shabwa, through arrangements that included the appointment of a new governor for the governorate, and the Giants Brigades taking over the military file, deprived the Houthis of the advantage of protection provided by the (Brotherhood) from within (legitimacy), which led to a series of successive defeats that  They have had it recently.

At a time when the Houthis thought that they had come close to controlling the entire oil province of Marib, taking advantage of the (Brotherhood) regression from the war against them to counter wars, they found themselves suffering humiliating defeats, shortly after the leadership of the Giants Forces launched the start of the Shabwa liberation operation.

In the last period, the Brotherhood turned to fighting the Arab coalition and the forces of the Southern Transitional Council, which greatly weakened the capabilities of defending Marib, which is what the Houthis worked to invest in their interest during their attempt to control the Marib Governorate.

 A major blow to Houthi propaganda outlets

 Within 10 days, these forces were able to expel the Houthis from the entire districts of Asilan, Bayhan and Ain, in a military operation characterized by "quality and professionalism" that turned the tables on the head of the Houthi and Brotherhood groups together.

The Shabwa operation paves the way for major transformations in the course of confrontation with the Houthi militia, as the battle to liberate Bayhan has succeeded so far in undermining the Houthi campaign to control Marib, and given the latter a chance to catch its breath, after major setbacks for the legitimate government camp there.

 The Giants Brigades have significantly narrowed the noose on the Houthi supply lines to Marib, after the great field gains they made during the striking attack, which the newly appointed governor of Shabwa, Awad Al-Wazir Al-Awlaki, described as a "great victory."

The importance of Bayhan lies in its being areas of control and control, and it supervises many of the roads and corridors that were used by the Houthi militia as supply arteries coming from the al-Bayda governorate under its control, and from there to the districts south of Ma’rib, which it brought down after its control of Baihan last September, with the facilitation of the  Leaders of the Islah Party, which was ruling Shabwa at the time.

The Houthi takeover of the area, without real fighting, marked the beginning of a radical shift in the course of their campaign to complete control of the adjacent Marib, as they succeeded in stifling the strategic governorate, from its eastern and southern sides, and overthrowing 5 districts within only one month.

However, the results of the large-scale attack by the forces of the Giants Brigades, which culminated in the restoration of the entire Bayhan district, came quickly, as the pace of Houthi advance on the outskirts of Marib city declined, affected by the deadly blows received by the Houthis at the hands of the giants in the northwest of Shabwa governorate.

 Definitive Battle

 The liberation of Bayhan contributed directly to weakening the Houthi force stationed south of Marib, given the military importance it represents, as the liberation of the Harib Directorate will be an outcome as it is on the northern border of Bayhan.

The back of the Houthi militia on the southern fronts of Marib became exposed and threatened after the strategic advance of the Giants forces, and the control of an important crossroads linking Shabwa with the districts it had brought down last September (Harib, Abdiya, Juba and Jabal Murad) benefiting from its capture of Bayhan without a significant fight.

The Houthi militia received a heavy defeat, which it did not expect, although it sent large numbers of personnel and heavy combat mechanisms to Bayhan, and extensively used landmine fields in an effort to impede the progress of the Giants forces.

While the southern forces were waiting for the zero hour for their advancing operations towards the liberation of Shabwa, the Houthis were racing against time to detonate the Bayhan areas with minefields and explosive devices, and to erect earth mounds by bulldozers.

 However, the professional and advanced combat tactic organizing the "Hurricane of the South" operation dropped the Houthis' bets, especially since the Giants Brigades distributed their forces on several offensive axes, and focused on dismembering the militia and isolating them from each other in the same theater of operations, cutting their supply lines between Shabwa, Marib and Al-Bayda, and attacking  governing sites.

The Houthis, in the midst of fierce battles with the forces of the giants, seemed as if they were fighting a life-and-death battle, as the columns of their fighters did not stop advancing along the road linking the provinces of Al-Bayda and Shabwa, despite the focused aerial bombardment of the Arab coalition, which also did not stop targeting their combat vehicles and reinforcements, which explains the strategic importance they occupy in Shabwa Governorate.