Saudi Arabia has 150,000 troops for Yemen operation-Arabiya TV

by Reuters
Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:17 GMT

DUBAI, March 26 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is contributing 100 warplanes and 150,000 soldiers to the military operation in Yemen, al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday.

Planes from Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain are also taking part in the operation, it said. Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan and Sudan are ready to participate in a ground offensive, the broadcaster said.

(Reporting by William Maclean; Editing by Paul Tait)

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