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Military Operation in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and a number of Persian Gulf states launches a military operation in Yemen, having declared the intention to defend the country's legitimate government from the Houthi militants.

The armed struggle in Yemen between the government forces and the Shi’ah rebels has been ongoing since 2004. The fighting has resulted in numerous casualties and the deterioration of the region’s economy. The Yemeni Zaidi Shias accuse the country’s government of discrimination towards the Shia minority. They demand an official recognition of their rights and seek to restore the Shiah Imamah that was abolished during the revolution of September 1962.

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