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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 31.10.09 | 16:13 (IST)

    The Hashid tribe is fighting the Huthis which is aligned with the government. At the same time the Hashid are fighting a side war the Bakeel on it's own. The Al-Bushr tribe is involved recently siding with the government in an attack on some Ben Aziz tribesmen who are supporting the Houthis. This has led to the Ben Aziz joining the war against the government. Now the Usaimat tribe is blocking traffic on highways trying to get compensation from the government for collateral damages. Iran is a cheer leader and Saudi has been flying airstrikes for the Yemen government. But it is just old fashioned tribal warfare in Yemen. It's been going on for thousands of years. I realize it is easier to simply imagine what is going on rather than keeping up with reality, but you can try to do the later at: http://www.emptyquarter.net/?p=587

    from the article: Yemen Jews smuggled to U.S. amid rising inter-faith tensions
    First published 12:34 31.10.09 | Last updated 15:11 31.10.09
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