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The Sudanese army’s rapid support force Commander said, in an interview with the Sudanese newspaper “Al-Akhbar” in its Monday edition, said 412 Sudanese troops were killed, including 14 officers, during a fighting in Yemen.
While confirming the deaths, Lieutenant General Mohammed Hamdan Hamidati, however, didn’t disclose the number of soldiers who had been wounded in fighting.
The commander added the Sudanese army troops had been actively involved and had been able to liberate areas in Yemen, along with the Yemeni, Saudi Arabia, Emirati and Bahraini forces in a total of 40 battlefronts.
The propaganda unit of the Ansar al-Houthi rebel group broadcasted footage last June showing scenes of Sudanese military casualties along with destroyed tanks during battles in the Midi desert of the north-west Hajjah province of Yemen on the Saudi border.
On 23rd of June, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visited the grave of a number of Sudanese soldiers killed in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Sudan has been part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen since 2015 in an alleged effort to return control of the capital and northern areas to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi which had been captured by the Houthi group and forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Sudan has not disclosed the size of its troops participating in the coalition’s military operations in Yemen, but believed to be in thousands, according to a Sudanese website citing unnamed government official.
The source also indicated that members of the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces (SAF) who are taking part in the Yemen war receive a large sum of money for every six months spent there.
Yemeni Army: Israeli Military Bases in Eritrea within Our Missiles Range
BY AL MANAR TV
Yemeni army announced late Thursday that Israeli stations in Eritrea’s islands of Fatma and Dahlak are within the reach of its missiles.
Assistant of Yemeni army spokesman, Colonel Azizi Rashed told Al-Massirah TV channel, that such threat comes in retaliation for the Zionist entity’s role in the war imposed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Rashed referred to the latest speech by the leader of Ansrullah revolutionary movement, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houth, who said that the Yemeni missile can reach everywhere in Saudi Arabia, UAE and areas which lie to the west of the Red Sea.
The Yemeni colonel noted meanwhile, that the Yemeni forces (the army and Ansarullah revolutionaries) have developed their capabilities to conquer regional states who have been waging a brutal war against Yemen since March 2015.
The Saudi-led coalition – which also includes UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Kuwait – imposed a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of the war.