Military Capabilities

Sudanese PM confirms withdrawal of troops in Yemen

09 December 2019

Sudan has significantly reduced its commitment to the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to Abdalla Hamdok, Sudan’s transitional prime minister.

“Regarding the withdrawal of forces, the number of troops had reached 15,000 soldiers and now it has drawn down to 5,000,” he said during a press conference held at Khartoum airport on his return from Washington, DC on 8 December.

General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (alias: Hemedti), commander of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces and a leading figure in its ruling Sovereign Council, reportedly said on 28 October that about 10,000 Sudanese troops had returned from Yemen. Hemedti said in June that Sudan has contributed 30,000 soldiers to the coalition.

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