Sudanese, Egyptian troops en route to Yemen

Troops expected to arrive in Aden later this week to join Saudi Arabia’s anti-Houthi coalition

Sudanese, Egyptian troops en route to Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

A third batch of Sudanese troops will arrive in Yemen’s southern city of Aden this week, a senior Yemeni military source said.

The source said the Sudanese troops would arrive in Aden on either Wednesday or Thursday to join a Saudi Arabia-led coalition that has been battling Yemen’s Shia Houthi militant group since March.

Earlier this week, some 800 Sudanese troops reportedly arrived in Yemen in two batches.

Yassin Mekkawi, an adviser to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, told Al-Hayat newspaper that a number of Egyptian troops, too, were expected to arrive in Aden within days.

Fractious Yemen has remained in turmoil since last year, when Houthi militants overran capital Sanaa, from which they extended their influence to other parts of the country as well.

In March, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies began an extensive air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi gains and restoring Hadi’s government, most members of which had fled to Riyadh.

Last month, following a string of Houthi military reverses, Hadi -- along with several members of his Saudi-backed government -- returned to the war-torn country after six months in Saudi Arabia.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ekim 2015, 15:21