Sudan drawing down troops in Yemen in recent months

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese officials say Sudan has drawn down its forces taking part in a Saudi-led coalition at war with Yemen’s rebels.

They declined to disclose how many troops have left Yemen and how many remain, but say “several thousand troops,” mainly from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have returned over the past two months.

The officials say Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, head of the RSF, agreed with Saudi Arabia that he will not replace returned forces, as fighting on the ground has dwindled in recent months.

The officials spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to brief the media.

The Saudi-led coalition has been at war against the Houthis since 2015. The United Arab Emirates, a key member in the coalition, has recently pulled out thousands of troops.

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