“15 Apache and five Black Hawk choppers have been sent to al-Anad military base in Lahij province in Southern Yemen,” the Arabic-language news website al-Khabar quoted an unnamed military source as saying on Saturday.
The source noted that the Black Hawk and Apache helicopters had taken off from Indiana warship in the Red Sea.
The dispatch of modern military helicopters by the US army to Southern Yemen came after the US Army deployed 100 special forces in al-Anad military base.
The Pentagon said Friday that it sent the US special operations forces back to Yemen to provide training and assistance to the Arab coalition to allegedly fight al Qaeda militants in the fractured country.
The US troops with full military equipment have been stationed in al-Anad military base in Southern Yemen.
In a relevant development earlier on Saturday, Ansarullah popular movement in a statement condemned the US deployment in the Southern parts of Yemen.
“This action is in line with Washington’s colonial goals and is blatant aggression against Yemen,” part of the statement read.
The statement reiterated that the Yemeni people irrespective of their political inclinations are against the US troops’ deployment in their country.
“The UN and world countries should not remain silent about the US military intervention in Yemen,” it added.
The statement described the US redeployment of special forces in Southern Yemen a dangerous move at a time when political efforts and peace talks are underway in Kuwait for putting an end to war and suffering of the Yemeni people.