Saudi Arabia has sent new military equipment including tanks into Yemen to support loyalists fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels, tribal and military sources said Thursday.

“Dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and personnel carriers, as well as hundreds of Yemeni soldiers trained in Saudi Arabia, arrived in Yemen overnight” via the Wadia border post in the north of the country, a Yemeni military source told AFP.

“These military reinforcements came from Saudi Arabia’s Sharura region and are intended for the popular resistance and the national army,” another military source said, referring to forces loyal to Yemeni President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi, currently in exile in Riyadh. […]