U.S. cuts military troops supporting Saudi-led coalition in Yemen
The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s air war in Yemen. Around 5,000 are coordinating the support at the moment. Initially, this work involved 45 employees. The Pentagon said the permutation does not mean cessation of support and is a temporary measure. The armed conflict in Yemen has been ongoing since 2014. A coalition of Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March last year at the request of the country's fugitive president Mansour Hadi. He was overthrown by the members of the Shiite group ‘Ansar Allah’, also known as the Houthis.