An Arab-language newspaper disclosed that hundreds of Saudi-led coalition soldiers have arrived in Yemen to help the pro-Hadi and al-Qaeda militants in their fight against the Yemeni army and popular forces.
“The Saudi-led Arab states have sent some 1,500 soldiers to Aden to help the pro-Hadi and al-Qaeda militants,” the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper quoted informed sources as saying on Monday.
The daily wrote that the soldiers are mostly from the UAE and other Persian Gulf states who arrived in the port of al-Bariqa and then sent to a location near Aden refinery.
Al-Hayat also wrote that a large amount of state-of-the-art military equipment, including tanks and personal armored carriers, have also been sent by Saudi Arabia and its allies to Aden.
The Saudi-backed forces have sustained major defeats and hundreds of casualties in Aden in the last 6 weeks, and Riyadh is now trying to send in fresh troops to stop the march of the Yemeni army-Ansarullah joint forces on the positions of the Al-Qaeda and pro-Hadi militants and prepare for a acounterattack.
In a relevant development on Saturday, Yemeni security forces disclosed that thousands of terrorists have arrived in Yemen to help the pro-Hadi and al-Qaeda militants in their fight against Yemen’s army and popular forces.
“Over 3,000 terrorists mostly from Syria have arrived in the terrorist-controlled areas in Aden,” Yemeni Security Official Lawa al-Azodi told FNA.
Azodi reiterated that the pro-Hadi and Al-Qaeda terrorists are planning to compensate for their defeats in recent months.
Early in July, Yemeni sources reported that hundreds of mercenaries from Senegal had been hired by Saudi Arabia and sent to Aden to back up the Al-Qaeda militants and forces loyal to fugitive president Mansour Hadi.
The clashes between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 131 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,329 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
The Ansarullah fighters and army troops have made major advances in their fight against the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda terrorists and forces loyal to fugitive former President Mansour Hadi across Yemen in recent weeks.