Saudis Reinforce Troops Battling Yemen Houthi Rebels

Saudi Arabia is boosting its efforts to defeat Iranian-backed Houthi insurgents in war-torn Yemen, sending in more heavy weaponry and troops in recent days.

One Yemeni military source told the French news agency that Riyadh has sent in dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and personnel carriers during the past 48 hours via Wadia, a border post in northern Yemen.

Several days ago, 2,800 Arab coalition troops landed in Yemen. Most were Saudi forces – special-operations, intelligence and logistics personnel – along troop units from the United Arab Emirates.


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