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Dozens of Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen by Houthi rebels

April 9, 2018 at 4:58 am

South Sudanese soldiers [Eros Eros/Facebook]

Dozens of Sudanese soldiers were killed in Yemen on Thursday night in an ambush by Houthi rebels near the town of Midi north-west Yemen, military sources and Houthi-affiliated al-Masirah channel said on Saturday.

Military sources said this is the biggest loss among Sudanese soldiers since their arrival in 2015.

According to the sources Houthi rebels used explosive devices to attack the Sudanese soldiers in the area of Mozarei and al- Makhazen near Midi in the province of Hajjah.

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A Yemeni field officer told AFP that the Houthis allowed the Sudanese forces to move to places where they were in the range of fire.

Meanwhile, Yemeni al-Masirah TV channel broadcasted footage of what it called “the collapse of Sudanese forces in the Midi desert and some of the Sudanese dead soldiers and tanks destroyed by the army heroes and the popular committees.

Hundreds of Sudanese soldiers were deployed in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led Arab coalition which intervened in Yemen in March 2015 to support President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi against Houthi rebels.

There was no comment from the Arab coalition or the Sudanese authorities on the attack.