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    Sudan assessing military participation in Yemen: defense minister

    Signs that the SA and its vassals are becoming increasingly dissatified with progress in Yemen.

    Sudan assessing military participation in Yemen: defense minister

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan is assessing its participation in Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, its defense minister said on Wednesday, amid growing discontent in parliament over high costs and the deaths of dozens of Sudanese soldiers.
    Sudan has at least 3,000 ground troops and several fighter jets fighting in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led alliance. Dozens of Sudanese soldiers have been killed on key coastal battlefronts, local and Yemeni media have reported, while Khartoum is struggling with a severe hard-currency shortage.


    "We are conducting studies and assessments these days about the participation of Sudanese forces in Yemen," Defence Minister Ali Salem told parliament.


    "This involves various sides, the negatives and positives of the participation, and then we will take a decision that will benefit the country and its stability."


    He said the armed forces command was preparing a study on Sudan's role in the coalition and would complete it soon.

    Sudan sent troops to Yemen with the Saudi-led coalition that intervened in the civil war in 2015 against Iran-aligned Houthis who had captured most of the main populated areas of the country and forced President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile.


    Sudan's foreign currency crunch arose from decades of U.S. sanctions. Khartoum has been expecting financial support from wealthy Gulf Arab states involved in the coalition but few funds have trickled into the sprawling country of 40 million people.


    Sudanese parliamentarian Hassan Othman Rizq, who has spearheaded a campaign for withdrawing forces from Yemen, told Reuters the decision to dispatch troops there was illegal because lawmakers had not approved it.


    "Sudanese troops are stationed on hot battlefronts, and thus they are sustaining higher losses," Rizq said.


    "Sudan had not benefited economically from the participation, unlike (other) countries that did not send troops but are getting financial support," he added, alluding to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


    There was no immediate comment from the Saudis and UAE.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/sudan-ass...151634787.html


    The world continues to turn a blind eye on the atrocities/war crimes being conducted on civilians by the SA Royal Family and its "allies", ameristan, UK, some gulf states.

    https://youtu.be/yw4sVGIeQNU

    Allegedly 10,000 civilians have been slaughtered by the SA coalition. However that number was "calculated" 2 years ago and hasn't been updated.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/10000-killed-yemen-conflict-160830173324902.html

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/death-toll-yemen-conflict-passes-10000-170117040849576.html


    Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike 'kills 26 at Saada market'



    Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike 'kills 26 at Saada market' - BBC News
    Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20

    "SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people including the bride, health officials said Monday, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the deadly bombing, the third to hit Yemeni civilians since the weekend.


    Khaled al-Nadhri, the top health official in the northern province of Hajja, told The Associated Press that most of the dead were women and children who were


    A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Iran-allied Shiite rebels known as Houthis since 2015 in a stalemated war that has killed more than 10,000 people.


    https://www.apnews.com/958102426bd34d90a50b3c7658a096b4/Yemen-officials:-Saudi-led-airstrike-hit-wedding,-killing-15


    Now we have the NYT suggesting aremed amercican soldiers have been in Yemeni/SA borders "assiting" SA forces.


    Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis combat Threat From Yemen Rebels

    "WASHINGTON — For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States.

    But late last year, a team of about a dozen Green Berets arrived on Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen, in a continuing escalation of America’s secret wars.


    With virtually no public discussion or debate, the Army commandos are helping locate and destroy caches of ballistic missiles and launch sites that Houthi rebels in Yemen are using to attack Riyadh and other Saudi cities.


    Details of the Green Beret operation, which has not been previously disclosed, were provided to The New York Times by United States officials and European diplomats.


    They appear to contradict Pentagon statements that American military assistance to the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen is limited to aircraft refueling, logistics and general intelligence sharing.


    There is no indication that the American commandos have crossed into Yemen as part of the secretive mission.
    But sending American ground forces to the border is a marked escalation of Western assistance to target Houthi fighters who are deep in Yemen.


    Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia and a member of the Armed Services Committee, on Thursday called the Green Berets mission a “purposeful blurring of lines between train and equip missions and combat.” He cited the report in The Times and called for a new congressional vote on the authorization for the use of military force — a war powers legislation used by three successive presidents in conflict zones around the world."


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/u...er-houthi.html
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    Let's hope BLD is not there secret weapon

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    ^ The wars in Yemen.

    Now, he's busy "recuperating" back home, he'll regale us with good and bad tales, when he comes up for air.

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