Six Sudanese soldiers were killed in Yemen in a recent attack by the Houthis, officials in Sudan told the Associated Press (AP) on November 16.
According to the officials, the attack, which took place earlier this week targeted a position on the Saudi-Yemen border held by Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Earlier this month, the Houthis ambushed a group of Saudi-backed Sudanese troops west of Hiran. Many were killed, injured or captured by the Yemeni fighters. It’s unclear if the incident is linked to that reported by the AP.
The Sudanese military is the second biggest contributor to the Saudi-led coalition after the Saudi military. Last month, Khartoum announced that it is withdrawing up to 10,000 troops from Yemen. However, this is yet to be verified.
A spokesman for the Houthis revealed on November 2 that 2049 Sudanese soldiers were killed and 4253 others were injured while fighting for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Many others were captured by Yemeni fighters.