Sudanese government officials declined to disclose how many troops have left Yemen, but said “several thousand troops,” mainly from the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, have returned home over the past two months.
General Mohammed Hamdan, head of the RSF, agreed with Saudi Arabia that he would not replace forces as fighting on the ground has dwindled in recent months. He said that a “few thousand troops” remain for training Hadi government forces.
According to Sudanese media, Hamidti told the tripartite meeting held Monday night between the Councils of Sovereignty, Ministers and the party called the Forces for Freedom and Change, to withdraw 10,000 of his troops in Yemen.
A senior official in the Forces for Freedom and Change attended the tripartite meeting of the Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that talk of withdrawing troops from Yemen came in the context of deliberating on the assessment of the performance of the Sudanese transitional government.
It is estimated that the number of Sudanese forces participating in the aggression against Yemen is 30,000.
Yemeni reports describe the mercenaries as “pawns and victims of war.”
Confirmed statistics are expected to be disclosed on Saturday by the spokesman of the Yemeni Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sere’e at a press conference announced on Thursday, who stated that he would publish in detail the losses of Sudanese forces