Israel-Hamas War Live: US Strikes Houthi Targets in Yemen and the United Kingdom

Why is there a war in Yemen? From the humanitarian crisis to the growing connection to the conflict between Israel and Hamas

Another conflict erupted in Yemen, the Middle East's poorest country, in 2014, a direct precursor to the current invasion, a direct precursor to the current invasion, as the civil war in Syria expanded across the region, while the U.S. made a last-ditch effort to win Afghanistan.

That regional civil war still rages on a decade later, in the shadow and almost background of these other conflicts, which have already unleashed a humanitarian crisis in the country, far from ending.

Now, the conflict is linked to the war between Israel and Hamas that began on October 7, as the Houthi rebels stepped up attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea, prompting the United States and the United Kingdom to retaliate against Israel. A series of attacks on Houthi targets in Yemen.

But how did it start, who are they facing and what does it have to do with Gaza?

Yemen is located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, has coastlines on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman.

With a population of approx 30 million – where Sunni Islam dominates – Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East, Agreement With the World Bank.

Beginning of civil war in Yemen

The country was for most of the 20th and 21st centuries Affected Due to political instability and violence, and beginning in the 2000s, the situation worsened at first due to the presence of Al Qaeda cells—known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula—which was a driving force. Military drone operation America – and then with the rise of the Houthis, the Shiite minority from the north of the country and complaint Further Representation in a Sunni-led government In 2014.

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The Houthis They acted In mid-2014, a series of protests against Yemen's President Abdurabu Hadi turned violent. and Rebels in January 2015 They took The presidential palace in the capital Sana'a obliges the Yemeni government to be recognized by the international community and With American support., to go to Aden.

Next, the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened Militarily in favor of the Yemeni government and against the Houthis Support of Iran. Also, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Keep going with their functions, forming the third division.

The war in Yemen has been described as The world's worst humanitarian crisisFork considered Like a civil conflict, it almost is broken down For the country, a major conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

It certainly crossed borders and turned into a regional conflict, and attacks were launched Houthis against targets in Saudi Arabiaand continued bombing of Houthi-controlled territory by the Arab coalition, of which the United Arab Emirates is a part Public suffering.

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