April 24, 2017

KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:

U.S.-Supported Government in Yemen Has Ties to Al-Qaeda (Kate Brannen, April 24, 2017, JustSecurity)

In their fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, the government of Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and its Saudi backers, have worked with local actors with suspected ties to al-Qaeda. Sometimes this means the targets being tracked by the US are actually cutting deals and getting their hands on weapons thanks to connections they have with the Hadi government and the Saudi-led coalition, to which the US provides support. Laying bare these thorny battlefield alliances in Yemen is crucial as the Trump administration considers stepping up US military involvement in the country.

It's just another conflict where the Shi'a are our allies against the Salafi.

Posted by at April 24, 2017 8:18 AM

  

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