Friday, December 18, 2009

Yemen Civil War News Updates -- December 18, 2009

Analysis: Suddenly, The Arab World Wakes Up To Yemen's Rebellion -- Jerusalem Post

The 30th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council, meeting in Kuwait this week, expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its fight with the Shi'ite Houthi rebels in northern Yemen. The Kuwaiti emir noted that Saudi Arabia is facing "flagrant aggression that targets its sovereignty and security by those who have infiltrated its territory."

The formerly little-noticed conflict between the Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government is now taking on the coloration of an additional hot front in an ongoing region-wide cold war. The conflictin northern Yemen reveals the ongoing Iranian regional effort to convert Shi'ite populations into assets enabling it to apply pressure on neighbors and rivals.

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More News On Yemen's Civil War

Source: Yemen airstrike kills al Qaeda deputy -- CNN
Yemen Opposition Says Govt Attacks Killed Civilians -- New York Times/Reuters
Yemen Raids Kill 63 including Some al Qaeda and Women and Children -- Jawa Report
Yemen kills at least 34 militants in fresh raids against al-Qaeda -- Times Online
Yemen claims 34 killed in raid on Qaida hide-outs -- AP
Yemen's Hidden War: Is Iran Causing Trouble? -- Time Magazine

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