06 Apr '15, 5am

Saudi special forces ‘involved in Yemen ops’

Saudi Arabian special forces are involved in the military operation against Shiite Huthi rebels in neighboring Yemen, a Saudi adviser said Saturday. A Saudi-led coalition began air strikes on March 26 against the Iran-backed rebels, but says it has no plans for now to deploy ground forces. However, Saudi army and naval special forces have carried out specific operations, said the adviser, without revealing if they had actually set foot on the ground. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications equipment to militia loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the main southern city of Aden, the adviser told AFP. Naval special forces provided “coordination and guidance” to enable the loyalist fighters to launch a counter-attack on the rebels. Special forces “will continue their engagements” with the fighters loyal to Hadi, who has sought refuge in Saudi Arabia, s...

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