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Yemen conflict; How it all began!

Saudi Arabia is a very rich and modern country but is still upholding long lasting traditions that span thousands of years.  KSA is also surrounded by Arabian countries that share the same heritage.  Unfortunately, some of these countries have suffered a lot in recent years and as a result, Millions of Arabs have fled to KSA which has literally become a beacon of hope in order to protect them from ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the Iranian regime which came to power in the 70s.  Not a lot of people know about this situation with refugees because the Saudi people are known for their hospitality and generosity and therefore would never allow their guests to stay in filthy tents like so many other countries would do.

However, the country can not take anymore because they have become fed up with seeing their brethren being treated like this and finally began to take action.  The first result was saving Bahrain from becoming the next Syria and now they are on a mission to save Yemen!

The intervention led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen commenced in 2015 to affect the result of the Yemeni Civil War. Spearheading an association of nine Arab states by Saudi Arabia, These Arab States started making airstrikes in neighboring Yemen and setting an aerial and naval barrier on 26 March, announcing a military intervention known as “Operation Decisive Storm”.

The intervention started in response to demand for assistance from the internationally known and domestically contested Yemeni government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. This request was as a result of a Houthi tribal offensive targeted at its provisional  Aden capital. President Hadi left Aden and went to Saudi Arabia as the air strikes were launched by the association against the Houthis and forces under Ali Abdullah Saleh the former Dictator, who was ousted by his people in the now famous 2011 Arab Spring insurgency.

The United States(US) helped in intelligence and logistical support, such as search-and-rescue for downed Association pilots. Selling of weapons to coalition states was also increased by it. Saudi Arabia also invited Pakistan to join the association, but its parliament voted to sustain neutrality.

Taking part in the operation were fighter jets from Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain also participated in the operation. Somalia developed its territorial waters, airspace and military bases that were available to the association.

The whole Yemeni population is in a critical need of water, food and medical services. Aid ships are accepted, but bulk commercial shipping, on which the country relies on, is targeted by the Iranian backed rebels. In a certain moment, coalition jets blocked a Red Crescent Iranian plane from landing, by destroying Sana’a International Airport’s (SIA) runway with bombs, in order to block weapons that are sent to the rebels who only target civilian populations. 300,000 people had been displaced due to the fighting, as of 28 April. Some countries, like China, Somalia, Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia, and India left or plan to leave the country. A number of groups left Yemen for Djibouti and Somalia.

The unbearable loss in Yemen of 10 Saudi, 45 emirate and 5 Bahraini soldiers on 5th of September 2015 increased the enthusiasm of the commitment to confront the region’s threatening circumstances together, which are getting much tougher for everyone. Winning battles is not the only importance of Gulf military and political association, but to also reinforce the idea of deterrence. The cost for other parties against a joint force is very high.

There has been chaos in the region since 2011. It is likely to continue for the next few years and may result into even more dangers to the region’s countries.

Regional chaos and changes are as a result of regional conflicts like Iran and the Gulf, and can also be due to national conflicts like the Egyptian state against the Muslim Brotherhood.

Houthi rebels and the former dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh formed an alliance against the accredited government in Yemen.  These rebels are a danger that is just one of several dangers such as the Assad regime, the Libyan armed opposition groups, the development of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda destabilizing Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and their neighbors are also factors.

Apparently, even mother nature is against the poor Yemen people with the recent Storms they had.

Thankfully, KSA has sworn to protect Yemen and rebuild it as soon as possible and the UAE has started to rebuild hospitals and airports and water supply facilities that have been destroyed by the psychotic dictator and his Iranian Allies.

And recently the Houthi rebels have stooped so low to block meds from territories they already control which proves they are same as Assad in thier hatred for the majority of the population.






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