Yemeni army and popular committees thwarted an attempt by Saudi - led forces to advance towards Serwah in the central province of Marib. Field sources in Marib reported that the Saudi-led forces tried to advance toward Serwah early on Friday. The Yemeni allied forces heroically foiled an attempt to advance towards Serwah, the sources said noting that the attack lasted till 9 a.m. on Friday. The Saudi-led forces were inflicted with heavy losses, the sources reported, adding that several Saudi vehicles were destroyed and that the Yemeni forces seized many types of weapons. Yemen has been since March 26, 2015 under brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Thousands have been martyred and injured in the attack, with the vast majority of them are civilians. Riyadh launched the attack on Yemen in a bid to restore power to fugitive president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi who is a close ally to Saudi Arabia. However, Yemeni army, backed by the committees has been engaged in battles with Saudi-led mercenaries and Hadi’s militias in several areas across the country.