Laporan Saudi Press Agency menyebut tentera Malaysia tiba di pangkalan udara Arab Saudi semalam bagi mengambil bahagian dalam kempen ketenteraan menentang pemberontak Yaman.
Penglibatan tentera Malaysia sebagai negara ke-12 selepas Senegal dalam operasi itu adalah sebahagian daripada "perikatan yang menyokong kedaulatan Yaman..
Lagi.. baca laporan di bawah ni..
Malaysian troops have arrived Sunday in Saudi Arabia to join the Saudi-led coalition against Shia Houthi group in Yemen, the Saudi state news agency reported.
According to the agency, Malaysia became the 12th country to join the coalition, a week after Senegal announced that 2,000 of its troops would join the coalition.
The coalition's operations centre is preparing plans for the participation of the Malaysian and Senegalese forces and the nature of the tasks to be assigned to them, the report said.
The news agency gave no details about the number of Malaysian troops that had arrived or whether other would follow. It did not clarify whether they were ground troops or air force personnel.
Fractious Yemen has remained in turmoil since last September, when the Houthis overran capital Sanaa, from which they sought to extend their influence to other parts of the country. President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi fled to Riyadh in late March after Houthi forces attacked his residence in Yemen's southern port city of Aden.
In the same month, Saudi Arabia and several allies began an extensive military campaign targeting Houthi positions across Yemen. Riyadh says its air campaign comes in response to appeals by Hadi for military intervention against the Houthi militia.
The Shia group has agreed to a Saudi-proposed five-day humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen and called for resuming political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations.
On Friday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a humanitarian truce in Yemen as of Tuesday provided it would be respected by the Houthis.
Tapi sebenarnya bukan untuk menyertai peperangan tersebut pun sebenarnya cuma memudahkan cara pemindahan keluar rakyat Malaysia saja...
Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) menafikan laporan berita yang mendakwa Malaysia terlibat dalam kempen ketenteraan kerajaan Arab Saudi memerangi pemberontak di Yaman.
"Saya mahu tegaskan, misi tunggal ketumbukan kita di Arab Saudi ialah memudah cara pemindahan berjalan lancar dan menyelamatkan baki rakyat Malaysia di Yaman," kata Panglima ATM Tan Sri Zulkefli Mohd Zin ~ The Malaysian Insider