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Yemeni Police Pictured Training in Desert Dressed in Garish Bright Orange and Brown Uniforms

Written by NY Staff

POLICE officers in war-torn Yemen have been pictured in what must be the WORST camouflage ever.

The newly recruited pro-government policemen were pictured in the eye-watering garb during their graduation ceremony in the northern province of Marib, today.

What the...? The police officers are startlingly visible

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What the…? The police officers are startlingly visible The brightly-clad coppers take part in military drills

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The brightly-clad coppers take part in military drills

The bright orange uniform has brown splodges on it – so the military cops stick out lick a sore thumb against the desert backdrop.

The camouflage pattern of the Yemeni Armed Forces and Police is a variation of British displacement pattern material.

Yemen security forces are often targeted by Houthi rebels disguised in army and police uniforms that allow them to bypass security barriers.

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Yemeni security forces are frequently targeted by rebels disguised in uniform The uniform is a garish variant on the classic DPM camouflage

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The uniform is a garish variant on the classic DPM camouflage

The new military uniforms for the police and army are mandatory, and if not worn, could lead to troops and cops being shot as a precautionary measure

More than 40 people were killed in clashes between the rebels and government forces across the country on Tuesday.

Thousands have died in the conflict sweeping the nation

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Thousands have died in the conflict sweeping the nation

The Houthis overran the capital Sanaa and other parts of the impoverished country in September 2014, prompting a Saudi-led coalition to intervene six months later in support of Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, the President of Yemen.

The UN says more than 7,000 people have been killed and nearly 37,000 wounded in Yemen since March 2015.

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