Sudanese military leader denies troop withdrawal from Yemen

Khartoum (Debriefer)
2019-07-31 | Since 1 Year

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The Sudanese troops are remaining in Yemen, head of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) said Tuesday, denying reports that his forces filled in vacuum left by Emiratis.

The Sudanese forces have been stationed in Yemen under an agreement with the Saudi-led coalition, Abdulfatah al-Borhan added at a TV interview.

The United Arab Emirates has not withdrawn from Yemen, he claimed. There is redeployment and reposition.

Last Wednesday, Yemeni government military spokesman said Sudanese forces had withdrawn from some Yemeni western costal sites, as part of redeployment plan adopted by the Arab coalition joint forces.

Sudanese troops have left three sites, Wadhah al-Dobaish added, without naming the sites, but said Yemeni army forces replaced them.

Thousands of Sudanese troops have been fighting alongside the coalition since 2015, a move seen as radical shift in the Khartoum foreign policy, despite the traditional relations between ousted president Omar al-Bashir and Iran.

Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by Houthi (Ansarullah) group seen as proxy for Iran in the Arab Peninsula country.

But the Emirates has recently reduced its troops in some Yemeni areas propped by desire to get out of a very costly war, but says it is still committed to the coalition and Yemeni government.


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