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Pakistan to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia on Training Mission

Friday, 16 February 2018 08:38 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it is sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia on a training mission but that they will not be deployed in conflict zones outside the kingdom.

The announcement surprised lawmakers who on Friday sought clarification further clarification from the government.

In a statement late Thursday, the military did not say how many troops are being sent to the Gulf kingdom.

The move comes three years after Pakistan rejected a Saudi request to send troops there as part of a Saudi-led coalition, of mostly Gulf states, fighting Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis.

Retired Pakistani army general Raheel Sharif heads the Saudi-led alliance.

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