US cuts military advisers to Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition's air war in Yemen, the US Navy said Saturday, following concerns over civilian casualties. The reassignment of personnel, around June, came because "there was not the same sort of requests coming in for assistance", Fifth Fleet spokesman Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey told AFP from its base in Bahrain. Saudi Arabia has faced repeated criticism from rights groups over civilian casualties in its 17-month campaign against rebels in Yemen.
9 March, 2016 Saudi and Yemen rebels agree prisoner swap, border calm Yemen's Huthi rebels have agreed to a prisoner swap and an apparent truce along the border following unprecedented talks with Saudi Arabia, the Riyadh-led military coalition intervening in Yemen said Wednesday. The talks marked the first direct negotiations between the Iran-backed rebels […]
28 March, 2015 Saudi Arabia blames ‘technical failure’ for Yemen jet crash SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday blamed a "technical fault" for forcing two of its pilots in an F-15 to eject over waters south of Yemen during a mission amid a bombing campaign targeting Shiite rebels in the country.
18 April, 2015 Saudis pledge to fund aid for Yemen, keep up air raids Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the United Nations for conflict-torn Yemen. Fighting and air strikes in Yemen over the past two days have left 130 people […]
27 March, 2015 Saudi ground troops would face Yemen ‘quagmire’: experts Saudi-led airstrikes alone are unlikely to crush Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels but a ground incursion would risk a bloody "quagmire" and escalating tensions with Tehran, experts say. Saudi Arabia pledged to do "whatever it takes" to defend its ally President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after […]
4 April, 2015 Coalition bombards Yemen rebels, drops more arms A Saudi-led coalition pounded rebels in southern Yemen Saturday and dropped more arms to loyalist fighters as the UN Security Council prepared to discuss calls for "humanitarian pauses" in the air war. Yemen's main southern city, a last foothold of supporters of absent President […]