UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan deploy warplanes against Houthis

F16 fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrive at an air base in Jordan Feb. 8, 2015.

F16 fighter jets from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrive at an air base in Jordan Feb. 8, 2015.


The UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan have deployed fighter jets to join the Saudi air force in the ongoing air campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Al Arabiya News Chanel reported.

The UAE has deployed 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwait 15, Qatar 10 and Jordan 6 warplanes, according to the news channel.

Pakistan and Egypt are also taking part in the military campaign, contribution with air and naval forces.

Al Arabiya said Egypt, Pakistan and Sudan have also expressed readiness to contribute ground troops against the Houthis.


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