Monday 10 February 2020 - 14:30

Sudan Mulls Withdrawing from Saudi-Led Coalition against Yemen: Minister

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Sudan Mulls Withdrawing from Saudi-Led Coalition against Yemen: Minister
"Currently, there is a revision of the whole war in Yemen, even among the coalition's principal countries, and there is an opinion that military activities will not solve the problem, and will likely to compound it", Salih said on Sunday at the ongoing summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Sputnik reported.

According to the Minister, it was not easy for Khartoum to suddenly decide to withdraw its troops, so it is gradually reducing the number of its forces per an agreement with the coalition.

"We think that the current efforts will soon lead to a decrease in combat activities, which will be replaced by negotiations", he said.

Sudan has been one of the main contributors to Saudi regime's devastating military campaign against Yemen, launched in 2015 in a bid to install a pro-Saudi government in Sana'a and crush Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement.

In December, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced that his country had cut the number of its troops participating in the conflict from 15,000 to 5,000.

Yemen has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the rebel Houthi movement for several years now. A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015.