Exclusive: U.S. withdraws staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen planning

August 20, 2016 1:09 AM

26 0

Exclusive: U.S. withdraws staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen planning

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has withdrawn from Saudi Arabia its personnel who were coordinating with the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen, and sharply reduced the number of staff elsewhere who were assisting in that planning, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Fewer than five U.S. service people are now assigned full-time to the "Joint Combined Planning Cell," which was established last year to coordinate U.S. support, including air-to-air refueling of coalition jets and limited intelligence-sharing, Lieutenant Ian McConnaughey, a U.S. Navy spokesman in B...

Also read: Turkey: court asked to drop case against Israeli officials

Read more

To category page

Loading...