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Qatar deploys 1,000 ground troops to fight in Yemen - Al Jazeera English

8.9.15

Qatar deploys 1,000 ground troops to fight in Yemen - Al Jazeera English: The news comes as coalition forces pounded the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa with air strikes on Sunday, following the killing of 60 Gulf soldiers in a rebel missile attack on Friday.

The United Arab Emirates had pledged to quickly avenge its heaviest ever military loss, after 45 of its soldiers were killed in Friday's strike, along with 10 Saudis and five Bahrainis, as well as four Yemeni troops.

"Our revenge shall not take long," Emirati media quoted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed as warning.

"We will press ahead until we purge Yemen of the scum."

Sunday's bombardment was one of the heaviest of the six-month-old air campaign.


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