US to halt refueling of coalition aircraft in Yemen War

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US to halt refueling of coalition aircraft in Yemen War

The United State has said that Pentagon will stop refueling Saudi Arabian aircraft fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Washington that US and the coalition are collaborating on building up legitimate Yemeni forces to defend the Yemeni people and counter Al-Qaeda and Daesh ISIS efforts in Yemen and the region.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to US aerial refueling for its operations in Yemen.