Press Secretary of the Ministry of defense Peter cook reported that in Yemen will be sent a small group of American soldiers. He noted that they will stay in the country long. The Pentagon reported no clear time frame of the mission, nor the size of the contingent.
According to cook, the task of units – to maintain contact with the command of the Saudi-led Sunni coalition. He also said that because the soldiers will awaken in Yemen is less than 60 days, are then sent to Yemen are not required Congress to sanction.
American troops will coordinate the fight against the group «al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The jihadists took advantage of the civil war in Yemen to expand the territory they control.
Until March 2015 in Yemen were deployed 125 soldiers of special purpose parts. However, after the escalation of the conflict between Sunnis and Shiites and the beginning of the civil war, this contingent was withdrawn.