War in Yemen: Kuwait sending troops to Saudi Arabia

War in Yemen: Kuwait sending troops to Saudi Arabia
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29 December, 2015
Kuwait's cabinet has approved sending troops to Saudi Arabia by early next week, to join the coalition's war against rebels in Yemen.
More than 5,800 people have been killed since March [Getty]

Kuwait has decided to send ground forces to take part in the coalition's war in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Al-Qabas daily cited an informed source saying Kuwait's cabinet has approved sending the troops to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition against the rebels, as soon as early next week.

Kuwait's participation in the Yemen war has so far been limited to the air force.

No details were provided about the size of the force.

Kuwait's participation in the Yemen war has so far been limited to the air force

Since March, the Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh after they overran large parts of Yemen.

More than 5,800 people have been killed and 27,000 wounded since March, according to UN figures.