40 Houthis killed in Yemen with Riyadh’s support

24.01.2018, Sana.

The armed forces loyal to the deposed President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi killed at least 40 Houthis in Yemen, Al Arabia reports on 24 January.

The incident took place in the Saada governorate, which is a stronghold of the Houthis.

The military committed the murders with the support of the Saudi Arabian-led coalition.

The civil war in Yemen began in 2014, when the Houthis, with the support of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, overthrew President Mansour Hadi, who was close to Riyadh, and who later fled to Saudi Arabia.

In 2015, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia had intervened into the conflict, which resulted in the further escalation of violence in the country.

Editorial Comments

The civil war in Yemen has been continuing for four. In 2015, with the armed intervention of Saudi Arabia, the conflict seems to have stabilized: neither side could prevail over their opponent.

However, the situation has changed dramatically in recent months. The alliance between the Houthis and the Saleh forces collapsed after the murder of the latter. Thereby, the balance in this confrontation was tipped in favor of Riyadh.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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