The Houthis are pushing towards the gas-rich region of Marib, the government’s last stronghold in northern Yemen.
City in Yemen
Maʼrib is the capital city of Maʼrib Governorate, Yemen. It was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Sabaʾ, which some scholars believe to be the ancient Sheba of biblical fame. It is located approximately 120 kilometres east of Yemen's modern capital, Sana'a, and is in the region of the Sarawat Mountains. In 2005 it had a population of 16,794.