KHARTOUM 5 Sudanese soldiers have been killed while preventing for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in opposition to Houthi forces in Yemen, a spokesman for Sudan’s armed forces explained on Wednesday.
The assertion was a unusual acknowledgement of casualties suffered by Sudan due to the fact the east African nation sent hundreds of its soldiers to Yemen in 2015 to bolster Gulf Arab troops in the southern port city of Aden making an attempt to retain out the Iran-allied Houthis.
The army did not specify when the troops were killed.
“We missing five martyrs and 22 other folks have been wounded… we inflicted enormous losses on the enemy and are keeping several prisoners of war,” explained army spokesman Brigadier Normal Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami.
The two calendar year conflict pits the armed Houthi group in opposition to the authorities of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by an alliance comprising the Gulf monarchies Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates along with Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
More than 10,000 persons have been killed by coalition air strikes and preventing on the floor that has pushed the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest region to the edge of famine.
(Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz Writing by Tom Finn in DOHA Editing by Toby Chopra)