September 9, 2015

TSG IntelBrief: The Endless Fight for Yemen

• The September 4 Houthi ballistic missile strike that killed 45 UAE soldiers is the deadliest incident in the history of the UAE since its founding in 1971

• Also killed in the blast, which hit a weapons’ storage depot at a coalition base in Marib, were ten Saudi soldiers and five from Bahrain

• The anti-Houthi coalition has intensified airstrikes in the aftermath of the missile strike, and Qatar has sent 1,000 troops to join the ground fighting

• Deposing the Houthis—and even reinstalling the former Hadi regime—will not end the fighting nor the suffering of the Yemeni people, as too many regional countries see Yemen as part of the larger Iran-Gulf Arab conflict.