Sudanese military on Tuesday announced reducing the number of its troops deployed in Yemen.

Brig. Gen. Jamal Adam, a spokesman for the Rapid Support Forces, told Anadolu Agency that a “minor” group of 657 Sudanese military personnel remained in Yemen.

He pointed out that “even the command of the Sudanese forces [in Yemen] returned to Khartoum.”

“The Sudanese forces present in Yemen were operating within two sections, the [United Arab] Emirates sector inside Aden, and the Saudi sector that extends on the Saudi-Yemeni border,” the spokesman said.

Adam stressed that the Sudanese forces in Yemen had a defensive role

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