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412 Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen, official confirms

September 27, 2017 at 4:31 pm

A Sudanese army official confirms the death of 412 soldiers fighting in Yemen, Sputnik Arabic has reported.

Lieutenant General Mohammed Hamdan Hamidati confirmed the deaths; however no figures were given regarding the number of soldiers who had been wounded in fighting.

Some 14 higher ranked officials were also killed in combat 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.

There is no public record of how many Sudanese soldiers have been deployed in Yemen.

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