In Yemen, Fighting Resumes Between Houthi Rebels and Government Forces
The fragile cease-fire in Yemen seems to have come to an end on Wednesday, as pro-government forces and Houthi fighters engaged in renewed clashes in the port city of Hodeidah. A day earlier, the Houthi claimed responsibility for a drone attack targeting two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia.
The renewed clashes might mean that a troop withdrawal agreement between the two sides will not be implemented as planned and won’t result in further peace negotiations, as many had hoped.
The Yemeni civil war is a proxy war fought between pro-government forces supported by Saudi Arabia on one side and Houthi fighters supported by Iran on the other side. Five years of fighting has resulted in a devastating humanitarian crisis in the country.