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Tags: ML | Saudi Arabia

Saudi Military Leaders Replaced amid Stalemate Yemen war

Monday, 26 February 2018 10:37 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen.

The kingdom gave no reason behind the shake-up that was announced early Tuesday morning.

Those fired included the country's military chief of staff, Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan.

The kingdom also announced a plan on "developing" its Defense Ministry, without elaborating.

Saudi Arabia and a coalition including the United Arab Emirates launched a war in Yemen in March 2015 against Shiite rebels there.

The conflict has turned into a bloody stalemate in which the kingdom faces criticism for its airstrikes killing civilians. Aid groups also blame a Saudi-led blockade for pushing the Arab world's poorest country to the brink of famine.

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Saudi Arabia has replaced its military chief of staff and other defense officials amid its stalemated war in Yemen.The kingdom gave no reason behind the shake-up that was announced early Tuesday morning.Those fired included the country's military chief of staff, Gen....
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