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Sudan to send 10,000 troops to join Arab forces in Yemen: report

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October 19, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – A new batch of Sudanese soldiers was deployed to Yemen on Monday to join the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels who controlled most of the country including the capital Sana’a last year.

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Sudanese troops arriving in Aden, Yemen (Al-Arabiya TV)

The UAE-based Sky News TV quoted sources in the 4th military region in Aden as saying that 450 Sudanese soldiers arrived in the coastal city today “as part of operations to strengthen security".

"The soldiers who arrived are part of the second contingent of the force which Khartoum pledged to send,” another source told Turkish Anadolu news agency.

The spokesman of the Yemeni army Brigadier General Samir al-Haj said that the number of Sudanese forces is expected to reach 6,000 with expertise in fighting in the rugged mountains and will take part in the liberation of Ta’iz and Ibb.

But other security officials told Associated Press (AP) that Sudan plans to send a total of 10,000 soldiers.

The Sudanese Defense Minister Awad bin Auf said in remarks published by al-Watan newspaper in Saudi Arabia that the soldiers’ mission is focused on policing and any work assigned to them by the leadership of the Arab coalition.

"There are 6,000 fighters from special forces, ground forces and elite troops ready to participate when requested by the leadership of the coalition," Sudan’s top military official declared.

The minister stressed that President Omer Hassan al-Bashir gave clear instructions for provision of all military support to Yemen.

"Even if more troops and military contribution is needed we are ready for any developments," he added.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia confirmed officially for the first time the participation of Sudanese ground forces.

"The Sudanese force are added value to the coalition forces on the ground," Saudi Defense Minister adviser Brigadier General Ahmad Assiri told Sky news Arabia TV.

At a time when Saudi Arabia’s strongest allies including Egypt and Pakistan have declined requests by Riyadh to send ground troops to Yemen, Khartoum has recently shifted its alliances in response to growing economic pressures at home.

Late last year, Sudanese authorities ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Centre in the capital Khartoum and other states and asked the Iranian cultural attaché to leave the country in a move seen as a gesture of goodwill towards the Arab Gulf states.

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  • 20 October 2015 12:42, by Kalo

    They will all go to hell,non of them will come back.
    son of Nuba.

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  • 20 October 2015 12:59, by Jalaby

    Well, we are ready to help our Arab brothers in Saudi and Gulf countries, they need our help and we need their help too, cooperation and integration will benefit the whole Arab and muslims around the globe since we have the agricultural land, water and huge resources and since they have the oil and gas.
    We will continue to give our white hand to all our brothers

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    • 20 October 2015 13:05, by Jalaby

      Believe me this is not going to be the first and last request of help from our brothers in Arab Peninsula but they will continue to ask us and will rely heavily on us in future!
      You might ask: from where I got this prediction? I will tell you, and you might see it very strange what I am saying to you!
      I got this information from our prophet Mohamed (peace up on him),

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      • 20 October 2015 13:12, by Jalaby

        in Qura’an, Surat Al-Waqa, Ayat number 39-40, please go and read Ibn Kathier interpretation and he mentioned that "Prophet Mohamed said to Omer Ibn Al-Khatab - we will not be able to complete our group unless we get the help and support from Sudanese people", you might say but Sudan was called for all the area in the middle of Africa! that’s right but prophet Mohamed

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        • 20 October 2015 13:20, by Jalaby

          mentioned one very important signal that differentiate us from other Sudanese people in Africa, he said "Sudanese people who are Muslim and camel herders" Sudan now is known to be the country in Africa that has the hugest number of camels with no competitors at all!

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          • 20 October 2015 13:23, by Jalaby


            I am talking about the future and what is happening now confirms what our prophet had predicted before 1500 years ago and it is going to happen very clearly even after 100 years or 300 years later!


            Jalaby Abo Jalabia

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        • 20 October 2015 13:24, by Kalo

          Ya Jalaby,you are still alive,i thought you join ISIS and killed in Syria,let me tell you,if you want to help your arabs,go back where you come from,Sudan is not an Arab land,is the land of Nubian Kingdom,you were here by chance,one day you will go to Arabian Peninsula,and Nuba will return to their ancestral land like Jewish of 1948.
          Wad.nuba

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  • 20 October 2015 13:31, by Kalo

    One thing to you Jalaby,if Sudan could not manage to fought two states,SK and BN,how come to fight powerful Iranian Supporter Rebels Houthi,to be honesty,there is no army in Sudan,all are just militants with poor training
    Son of Nuba.

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