Sudan to aid Saudi Arabia in Yemen battle

Sudan is providing ground troops as well as warplanes for a Saudi-led military intervention against Shiite rebels in Yemen, the defense minister says.

Saudi warplanes launched strikes on the Houthi rebels on Thursday in a bid to stop their advance on embattled President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi’s refuge in the main southern city of Aden.

Riyadh says it had assembled a coalition of more than 10 countries for the operation it dubbed “Firmness Storm.”

“We are taking part with air and land forces in the ‘Firmness Storm’ operations and our forces have now begun mechanized movement towards the sites of the operations,” Sudanese Defense Minister Abdelrahim Mohammed Hussein tells a press conference.


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