The Army of Yemen Confronts the Mujahideen
In the first confrontation between the government of Yemen and the mujahideen, the government suffered a humiliating defeat.
The fight began between a military convey and one of the mujahideen in the area of Marib. The convoy was made up of tanks, artillery, armored vehicles and foot soldiers. When the confrontation began with the mujahid brother the mujahideen of the surrounding areas poured in and surrounded the army. The army used artillery to bomb the houses of the brothers but the shells fell on houses of members of the tribe who were against the mujahideen. The fight started at noon July 30th and ended at sunset.
The result of the battle was five destroyed tanks, two armored vehicles, at least 3 soldiers killed and five soldiers taken prisoners. The brothers also took over an entire truck load of weapons in addition to other pieces of equipment left behind by the fleeing soldiers.
Casualties amongst the ranks of the mujahideen: None. None killed, none injured and no damage to their houses or property either.
The first face to face fight between the army and the mujahideen ended in a resounding victory for the mujahideen. May Allah bless them with further victories.
The army pulled out after asking for a truce from the mujahideen.
May this be the beginning of the greatest Jihad, the Jihad of the Arabian Peninsula that would free the heart of the Islamic world from the tyrants who are deceiving the ummah and standing between us and victory.