Nearly a dozen Sudanese soldiers have been killed as intense fightingbetween Saudi-led coalition forces and Takfiri militants on one side and Yemeni army troops and their allies on the other in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Jizan.
Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing military sources, reported that Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees are advancing in the area and have taken control of multiple locations in the al-Huthirah district.
The sources said 10 Sudanese mercenaries were killed and at least 17 others injured in fresh fighting.
Back in June 2019, then deputy chairman of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo said in a public address that as many as 30,000 Sudanese soldiers were fighting alongside Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen.
Sudanese forces, he said, were the biggest among the Saudi-led coalition.
Yemeni forces close in on Ma’rib oil fields
Yemeni forces on Friday continued their advances east of Yemen’s strategic city of Marib, and reached the fringes of oil fields, military sources said.
They said intense clashes were underway between Saudi-backed militants loyal to former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and Yemeni armed forces on several fronts in Eastern Balaq and Eastern Sahara districts.
The sources said Yemeni troops and Popular Committees fighters had established control over al-Botr, al-Naqa’a and al-‘Akkad areas, which sit east of al-Balaq mountain range.