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Sudanese troops to remain in Yemen: military council deputy

AFP  |  Khartoum 

Sudanese troops participating in a Saudi-led military coalition in will remain in the war-wracked country until the Arab alliance achieves its goals, a senior Sudanese has said.

"We will stick to our commitment with the Arab alliance and our troops will remain until the alliance achieves its goals," Mohammad Hamdan Daglo, the number two in Sudan's new ruling military council, told the official agency on Monday.

deployed troops to in 2015 as part of a major foreign policy shift that saw break its decades-old ties with Shiite and join the Saudi-led coalition.

Several opposition leaders and analysts had questioned Bashir's decision, which he had justified as an "ideological" one.

This was the first major foreign policy announcement made by the new military rulers after ousting Bashir last week and essentially a continuation of his policy.

Sudanese claim that many of the Sudanese troops fighting in are from the (RSF) group.

Hundreds of Sudanese soldiers and officers are fighting in Yemen, and have often suffered casualties raising calls of withdrawal.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 07:45 IST