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Pakistan Deploys Troops To Saudi Border With Yemen

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  1. Inactive

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    Pakistan deploys troops to Saudi border with Yemen: Report
    Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:24AM

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    Pakistan is deploying a brigade of combat troops to Saudi Arabia as the kingdom is struggling to keep its southern borders from retaliatory attacks conducted by Yemeni forces, security sources say.

    The unnamed sources told the Middle East Eye online portal that the troops will only be deployed inside southern Saudi Arabia. "It will not be used beyond Saudi borders," a source stressed.

    The dispatch of the brigade follows a three-day official visit by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Pakistani Chief of Army Staff (COAS), to Saudi Arabia in December 2016, the report said.

    The Pakistani military said in a statement that Bajwa had met chief of general staff of Saudi Forces, General Abdul Rehman bin Saleh al-Bunyan, "to discuss military to military relations, defense cooperation and regional security situation.”

    "Both leaders agreed to boost military cooperation and collaboration," it added but there was no immediate reaction to the report by Pakistani authorities.

    The area of deployment for the Pakistani troops is politically sensitive in Islamabad as about two years ago the Pakistani parliament dismissed Saudi Arabia’s request to join its deadly air raids against Yemen.



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    A man stands on the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi airstrike in the outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen, February 16, 2017. (Photo by AP)

    The alleged plan is the latest twist in a brutal and devastating two-year war, which has killed more than 12,000 people in Yemen, injured over 40,000 and brought the impoverished nation to the verge of famine.

    Saudi Arabia began its deadly campaign against Yemen in late March 2015 in a bid to restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Yemen's president who has resigned and is backed by Riyadh. The campaign also seeks to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

    The Houthis and their allies in the Yemeni army have increasingly been retaliating with cross-border missile strikes on targets deep inside the kingdom.

    Last month, the reprisal attacks even hit the Saudi capital of Riyadh, with the Houthis claiming to have hit a military camp near al-Mazahimiyah with "a precision long-distance ballistic missile."

    On January 31, a missile killed 80 soldiers in a base run jointly by the Saudis and Emiratis on Zugar island in the Red Sea. The Saudis neither confirmed nor denied the strike.

    Two years ago, the Pakistani parliament decided against a possible deployment of troops after four days of debate which was dominated by fears of further stoking sectarian violence in the country.

    Generals argued then that their troops were overstretched with campaigns against the Pakistani Taliban in the Northwest Tribal Areas.


    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/13/514126/Pakistan-deploys-brigade-Saudi-border

    Very considerate of them .... right little angels they are!!!
     
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    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Why not??? The most battle hardened armed forces in the planet....... Serving the master....
     
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    IndiranChandiran Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Excellent news from India's PoV.This is not going to go down well in Iran.
     
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  4. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    They fight wars with their own citizens , with East Pakistanis during Seventies and FATA, Baluchistan, in recent times.
    So @nair ,@Hellfire rightly said ,they're most battle hardened force on planet.
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Expendables on a job....

    Expect no mercy from Houthis.

    This is not the usual fire some mortars on border and run away kind of operation.
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Hah, made my day.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Captain Technical Analyst

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    The Pakistani government has to present the budget in coming months.

    They have to get the money from somewhere, somehow...

    This is the beginning , you will see all kinds of news about Pakistan helping its " Muslim Biradar Mulks" , China doing more investments (actually loans/aid) , World Bank and IMF approving more grants, USA and Western Nations doing more charity.....
     
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    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Do you think their movie production house aka ISPR will let them see reality ?
    They will instead show movies like "Mujhe Dushman me bacchon ko padhana hai" and "Bada Cushman banta hai,bacchon se darta hai"
    Exactly. Chinese aren't going to give them charities
     
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  9. Inactive

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    You are on a roll over here!!!:tup:
     
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  10. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Its hilarious that a military thinks like that. I saw it and me like WTF wrong with these people
     
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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    the army for rent cannot sit too long without getting paid. internal jobs wont pay them much - apart from getting lands and mills and industries. and once you are in the game of being paid for such services, it hard to come out of it. Come to think of it, the WoT monies that Pakistan got, and the monies that Pakistan got for resisting Russian invasion of Afghanistan, all seems to show one thing:
    India is late in the game of exporting services :p

    Chinese Manufacturing exports
    India's IT exports
    and Pakistan's Mard-e-Momin exports
     
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