Some 1,500 Moroccan soldiers will be dispatched to war-torn Yemen to participate in the Saudi aggression against the impoverished Arab country, a report says.
According to a report by Morocco’s as-Sabah newspaper, the troopers will assist Saudi soldiers in ground operations against Yemen.
Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen in late March, without a UN mandate, in a bid to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.
In October, about 6,000 Sudanese forces entered Yemen’s southern port city of Aden to join Saudi soldiers. Emirati, Bahraini and Qatari soldiers are also participating in the Saudi operations.
Reports also say nearly 800 Colombian troops have been engaged in the Saudi attacks on Yemen.
A well-known Saudi online activist says some 2,000 Saudi nationals have lost their lives and 4,850 others sustained injuries during nine months of Riyadh’s military campaign against Yemen.