The Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

Osen-Hunter Group Blog


Over the past week, Saudi Arabia, and its new coalition of 10 countries, dove headfirst into the conflict in Yemen by launching repeated attacks on Shiite Houthi rebel positions. While the strikes initially focused on Houthi weapons caches in Sana’a, the attacks have expanded into other areas, like the al-Anad air base, which served as a headquarters for U.S. drone operations until the Houthis took control of it last week. Saudi Arabia and Arab allies have bombed in recent days al Daylami Air Force Base, Tariq Air Base in Taiz, suspected weapons depots and the airport in Sa’ada, and an air defense position in Ma’rib. Meanwhile, President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi will remain in the Saudi capital of Riyadh for the foreseeable future, as massive street fighting between Hadi loyalists and Houthi rebels in Aden has escalated quickly over the past four days, killing dozens.

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