Yemen Saudi UAE

Saudi and UAE proxies battle for primacy in Yemen’s divided east

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Issue 1172 - 30 Jun 2023 | 7 minute read

The launch of the Saudi-backed Hadhramaut National Council on 19 June has underlined fears that Yemen could break up into three distinct areas, with the Houthis controlling Sanaa and other parts of the north, while the rest of the country is divided between the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council and other groups supported by Saudi Arabia.

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