Saudi Arabia has hired “tens of thousands” of soldiers from Darfur, including many children, part of an outsourced army that is fighting the war in Yemen, the New York Times reports. The kingdom’s war effort in Yemen, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been described by Saudi Officials as at attempt to save Yemenis from Iran-backed aggressors. Officials at the United Nations, however, maintain that the conflict in Yemen has spiraled into the world’s most dire humanitarian crisis.

A blockade carried out by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has put up to 12 million people at risk of starvation and caused the death of 85,000 children, aid groups have reportedly said. According to The Times, up to 14,000 militiamen from Sudan have been fighting alongside Saudi-backed forces in Yemen “at any time for nearly four years.” Many of these militiamen are actually children. Nearly all of these Sudanese fighters appear to be from Darfur, where approximately 300,000 people died over a 12-year period in a fight over farmland and other disappearing resources, The Times reports.  Read more at Daily Beast

and from al Jazeera:

Saudi Arabia recruited children from Sudan‘s conflict-ravaged Darfur region to fight on the front lines in Yemen, the New York Times has reported.

The kingdom offered desperate Sudanese families as much as $10,000 to enlist their children to fight in the nearly four-year-old war against Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the NYT said on Friday.

Led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates, intervened in Yemen in 2015 in support of the internationally recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Sudan joined the Saudi-led alliance, deploying thousands of ground troops to Yemen.

Five Sudanese fighters who had returned from Yemen told the NYT that children made up 20-40 percent of their units in Yemen.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Wasn´t there a similar event happening in the dark ages ? When they took child soldiers to fight their “Holy Crusades” ? I remember something like this has already taken place earlier.

  2. The Saudis , the other demented and mentally insane ” Friend and ally in the middle east ” the match to Israel …

  3. Highly Plausable that Saudis Got Mercinaries ( Claimed much earlier here as Hispanic Druglord Crowd in another article here ) and Even ChildSoldiers Stated ….. I’d say IF it’s the Saudis then Don’t Expect them to obey Any Law They Think They can Graft Their Way out of Anything NonSaudi

    • BTW Decades Ago Saudis used to ” Employ Camel-Jockeys ” Children freely from Pakistan in it was a Western Imposed Practised Bussiness of Poor Mostly Baluchi Pakistanis Selling Their little ” Light ” Camel Jockeys for mad STATUS AND GAMBLING Races , What used to happen was that the little Bought Child Pakistani Camel Jockie used to be Tied up in a Strong Racing Camel Straddle and Often Many Died Way After They had lost Consience but since they were tied into the seats they’re bodies were utterly smashed up from nonstop jerks ……

    • The Pakistani Camel Jockey Business got Banned in the late 80’s or 90’s ……. because it was All over the Local Media That No Child Finished A Race or Ever Returned ……. Almost Everybody in Pakistan Knew Ecept Those Little Souls being Sold into Certain Death ………. All Pakistanis Unanimously Banned it With Excuses to the Filthy ( Rich ) Suadis …

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