The Saudi defense minister Price Mohammad met King Abdullah in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba and signed a bulk of agreements, including on the development of military cooperation.
On Thursday, Yemen’s Khabar news agency, citing informed sources, reported that the Jordanian military forces and advisers will be replacing UAE troops fighting in the Saudi war on Yemen and the decision had been made following a recent visit by Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to Jordan.
The report said that the Saudi defense minister Price Mohammad met King Abdullah in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba and signed a bulk of agreements, including on the development of military cooperation.
According to the report, the deployment of Jordanian forces will now be coming after the United Arab Emirates withdrew the bulk of its military force from Yemen’s Ma’rib following a series of military setbacks. Emirati authorities are reportedly angry with a Saudi decision to dismiss a former general with close ties to the UAE.
Last July, the Jordanian military forces reportedly took part in the Saudi operation in Aden following the flight of Saudi-backed militiamen loyal to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
On March 26, 2015, Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen to bring Saudi backed Hadi back to power and undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement. It is reported that more than 9400 people have been killed and at least 16,000 injured including children and women. And due to the Saudi airstrikes, the country’s facilities and infrastructure including hospitals, schools, and factories were heavily destroyed.