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Yemen's civil war began in 2014. [Not true - see my recent post with overview US War on Terror] Although it has ground on for the better part of a decade, peace seems no closer today than it did eight years ago. That September, the Houthi rebels seized control of Yemen's capital of Sanaa, provoking a Saudi-led military intervention in March 2015 to restore the internationally recognized Yemeni government.

In 2019, the United Arab Emirates, part of the Saudi alliance, drew down its commitments in Yemen as progress stagnated and criticism of the civilian toll from coalition activities sharpened.

After taking office last year, U.S. President Joe Biden called the war a "humanitarian and strategic catastrophe" and ramped up diplomacy to end it. Yet fighting continues, and the humanitarian situation remains dire as funding shortages force cuts in emergency assistance and civilians navigate the threats of landmines and airstrikes.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 26th, 2022 at 09:09:02 AM EST
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