Mcc0081437 . Daily Telegraph
Yemeni militia loyal to Marib's provincial governor, Sultan Al-Aradah driving through Marib .
Thanks to oil revenues and close ties with Saudi Arabia Marib could be viewed almost as an oasis of normalcy in a country torn apart by civil war . Since the conflict began in 2015 the town has expanded dramatically with Yemeni's flooding in from Houthi controlled areas attracted by the relative peace and stability .
Yemen has been in the midst of a civil war since 2015 when the President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi was forced to flee . A Saudi led coalition with 9 other Arab states named "Operation Decisive Storm " has since sought to restore Hadi with little effect .
Yemen 20 February