SANA’A – According to reports by the Yemen Press Agency, the National Assembly of Sudan, or at least a coalition of members within said parliament, has issued a statement demanding full withdrawal of Sudan from the Saudi-led invasion force in Yemen.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the parliament said that “the participation of Sudan in the military operations in Yemen is contrary to the Constitution and the law [of Sudan]”, heavily criticising the position of Sudan’s long-time President Omar al-Bashir, who has been sending forces to support the Saudi invasion since 2015.
The statement added that “the Sudanese government holds all the material and moral responsibilities towards the families of the martyrs and the wounded in Yemen”, and called for a policy of non-interference, negotiation and support for a peace agreement within the Republic of Yemen.
Sudanese mercenaries constitute a big part of the Saudi and Emirati hired armies that have been sent to fight against Yemen since 2015. Reports say however that they are being used as little more than cannon fodder in many cases, being thrown into the heaviest of combat in which they suffer tremendous casualties.
On April 7, the Yemeni Armed Forces announced that it had killed dozens of Sudanese mercenaries in the Midi Desert, a number added to the countless others who have perished there.
The al-Bashir government in Khartoum reportedly received over 2 billion dollars in funding from Saudi Arabia and the UAE in 2015, the year in which the aggression war against Yemen officially began.