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KUWAIT (Web Desk) – Kuwait will send troops to Saudi Arabia to resist cross-border attacks by the Yemeni Houthi movement.

The Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas reported on Tuesday that the country has decided on the participation of its ground forces, represented by an artillery battalion, in operations to strike at positions of Houthi aggression against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Kuwaiti foreign ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Mostly Gulf Arab forces intervened in a civil war in Yemen on March 26 after the Houthis forced its government into exile and appeared poised to seize the whole country.

The conflict that followed saw Gulf and pro-government ground forces claw back some strategic territory, but has left almost 6,000 people dead and plunged the already impoverished country into a humanitarian crisis.

Saudi Arabia and its allies view the Houthis as a proxy for Iranian power in the Arab world – something the Islamic Republic and the Houthis deny.