Yemenis, Sudanese bleed by the Saudi-led coalition
Armed forces spokesman Brigadier Yahya Sare’e said on Thursday that he will reveal at a press conference on Saturday about the losses of Sudanese army mercenaries on various fronts since the start of the Sudanese participation in the coalition.
Brigadier Sare’e said that during the conference he will disclose detailed information about the amount of the Sudanese forces participation and their whereabouts and the tasks assigned to them by the coalition
Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has admitted that he received $90 million in cash from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other royals, says a senior police official.
Sudanese Police Brigadier Ahmed Ali, a detective working on the Bashir corruption case, told a Khartoum court on Monday that the deposed longtime president had said the money was “delivered by some of bin Salman’s envoys.”
“The accused told us that the money was part of a sum of $25 million sent to him by Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be used outside of the state budget,” the police official said.
Mohammed Hamdan, deputy chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC), said that “as many as 30,000 Sudanese soldiers are fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen,” this came in a public address in Abri on the outskirts of capital Khartoum. Referring to opposition, he said that “some parties want to sabotage our good ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE and this is unacceptable.”
Saudi Arabia announced from Washington on 26 March 2015 its aggression against Yemen, and the Sudanese regime participated under Saudi financial promises to target the Yemeni People by sending the Janjawid forces accused of war crimes in Darfur.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.