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Reuters: Small Arab force reported in Aden, alliance accused of cluster bomb use

Dozens of Arab special forces soldiers arrived in Aden on Sunday and deployed alongside local fighters against Yemen's Houthi militia, a militia spokesman said, signaling a major escalation of the country's war.

Saudi Arabia denied that a major ground operation was under way by the anti-Houthi coalition it leads, but declined to comment on special forces - a topic Riyadh has consistently refused to address in the more than one-month-old conflict.

In Aden, Ali al-Ahmadi, the spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance, a group defending the southern port city against an advance by the Iranian-allied Houthis, told Reuters:

"Joint land forces from the Arab coalition landed in Aden on Sunday and are now participating with the southern resistance to fight around Aden airport.

"It's a limited force - 40-50 from special forces."

More News On reports Of Ground Troops In Aden

Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen -- AP
Arab ground force arrives in Aden, fights Houthis: Yemen daily -- Reuters
Yemen: Saudi-Led Troops Deployed On The Ground -- SKY News
Snipers, Special Forces Reportedly Take Part in Ground Offensive in Aden -- Sputnik
Arab ground troops deployed in south Yemen's Aden province -- Middle East Monitor
Start of a Ground Op? Saudi Troops Reportedly Land in Yemen -- Arutz Sheva
'Limited' coalition ground force in Aden, Yemen, more coming - reports -- RT
‘No ground operation in Yemen’ - Saudi official -- Gulf Times
No major ground force in Yemen's Aden: coalition -- AFP
Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops in Aden -- Al Jazeera

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