Qatar deploys 1,000 ground troops to fight Yemen’s rebels

Qatar deploys 1,000 ground troops to fight Yemen’s rebels

SANAA(Yemen): Monday’s development, which was also reported by the Qatar-based and funded Al-Jazeera news network, marks the first time Qatari ground troops are known to have been deployed to battle the rebels, known as Houthis.

The tiny, wealthy Gulf state is part of the Saudi-led coalition backing exiled president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, whose forces are fighting the rebels and allied units from the splintered military.

The officials said the troops arrived in Marib, the site of a recent rebel missile strike that killed 60 coalition troops.

The military officials, who are allied with Hadi, requested anonymity because they are not authorized to brief reporters.
[PTI]

Related Post

UK Election results: David Cameron on track to return to power as PM
views 36
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are on track to govern Britain for another five years even though they are likely to f...
BRITAIN Becomes First Country to Approve ‘Three-Parent Babies’
views 62
London: Britain on Tuesday created history by becoming the first country to legalise children conceived with DNA from three parents after lawmakers vo...
Fire rips through Dubai hotel
views 85
A fire has engulfed a Dubai hotel close to where the city is about to hold its New Year celebrations. The Address Downtown is on fire, with the flames...
AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Plane was being flown by first officer and NOT capt...
views 40
Doomed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was being flown by the first officer and not the captain when it crashed killing all 162 passengers and crew on board, an...
Germanwings crash co-pilot tested 100-foot descent setting
views 86
The Germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane into the French Alps practiced a descent on a previous flight on the same day, inv...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK