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The “Forgotten War” in Yemen Explained

Press Review

Press Review 6.15.2018

Last update: 2018-06-15 11:00:34

In 2011, the Yemeni authoritarian president Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced to turn over his long seated regime to his deputy Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Though the political switch was intended to settle revolts in Yemen, militant attacks, corruption, food insecurity and continuing loyalty of Saleh officers made Hadi’s transition into power difficult. In 2014 the Houthi Shia Muslim rebel movement took advantage of the new President’s weakness and fighting began. Learn more about the three-long-year Yemenese Civil War from the BBC.

 

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