Kuwait to send troops to Saudi for Yemen war: report

A member of the Shiite Huthi rebels stands guard as Yemeni Muslims take part in a rally in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)

Kuwait City (AFP) - Kuwait has decided to send ground forces to take part in the war on Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Al-Qabas daily cited an informed source saying Kuwait's cabinet has approved sending the troops to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition against the rebels, as soon as early next week.

Kuwait's participation in the Yemen war has so far been limited to the airforce.

No details were provided about the size of the force.

Since March, Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against the Huthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh after they overran large parts of Yemen.