Rabat - Morocco denied on Monday the death of its soldiers in Yemen.
Rabat – Morocco denied on Monday the death of its soldiers in Yemen.
“The Kingdom of Morocco denies categorically the information published by some news agencies on the death of Moroccan soldiers in Yemen, said Monday a communiqué of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC).
“Such information is baseless,” the statement added. Furthermore, Morocco has at no time confirmed the sending of troops to that country for the purpose of a land engagement as reported by several media, including the Moroccan press,” it concluded.
The statement issued by Moroccan authorities comes less than 12 hours after many news outlets reported on the alleged of between seven and nine Moroccan soldiers in rocket strike by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Citing Asset Source, a mobile intelligence and monitoring company, the International Business Times reported that nine Moroccan soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack, in addition to 16 and 18 Sudanese, 23 Saudi, seven Emiratis.
The information was based on the assumption that Morocco had sent its soldiers to take part in a ground military operation in Yemen. Last month, the Moroccan daily Assabah reported had sent 1,500 soldiers to fight in Yemen. However, it was mentioned in our report about the alleged death of Moroccan soldiers in Yemen, Moroccan authorities have never confirmed the sending of their troops to Yemen.