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Qatari forces deployed in Yemen return home

June 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

Qatari forces [Qatar_Tribune/Twitter]

Qatari forces who were part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen have returned home after being expelled from the coalition on Monday, the Qatar News Agency reported.

The withdrawal of troops comes after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates accused Qatar of supporting extremism and terrorism. Qatar is currently under siege, having to work out alternate means to secure food and travel pathes for flights.

Qatar denied the accusations, claiming they were “unjustified”.

Read: Houthis willing to ally with Qatar

Qatar joined the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in 2015.

Bahrain, Egypt, the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, the eastern government of Khalifa Haftar in Libya, the Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania and the Comoros Islands have all joined the Saudi-led boycott of Qatar.