5Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen
Five Sudanese soldiers have been killed in Yemen where the Sudanese army participates within the Sunni Arab coalition in the fighting against the Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels.
The Sudanese troops in Yemen "Today, have successfully completed the first phase (of military attacks) and took the control of all the assigned targets and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and captured large numbers of them," said a statement released on Tuesday night.
The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) spokesperson Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami didn’t specify the areas these operations are taking place in Yemen. He further said the five soldiers were killed and other 22 were injured.
The statement was a rare acknowledgement of casualties suffered by Sudan since the east African nation sent hundreds of its soldiers to Yemen in 2015 to bolster the mostly Gulf Arab alliance fighting the Iran-allied Houthi movement.
The coalition backed Hadi’s forces hold most of Yemen’s territory in the south and east parts of the country, while the Houthis control mainly population centres in the north-west, including Sanaa, the largest city in Yemen.
More than 10,000 people have been killed by coalition air strikes and fighting on the ground as the coalition has fought to restore the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.