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The al Houthis are hosting a large tribal and political gathering in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, to discuss the political crisis. Meanwhile, Ma’rib tribes are mobilizing ahead of an expected al Houthi push for control of the oil and gas facilities there.
The al Houthi leadership is beginning to back down on some of its anti-government rhetoric, indicating the group may be open to negotiations. Southern governorates continue to agitate for secession.
The al Houthi movement, an armed Zaydi Shi’a group that fought six wars with the Yemeni state between 2004 and 2010, expanded its influence in Yemen considerably in 2014.
The al Houthis remain in control of the capital Sana’a as anti-Houthi sentiments throughout the country grow. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues its attacks on al Houthi and military targets.
Regional factions are beginning to mobilize and refuse to recognize the authority of the Yemeni central government.
The resignation of Yemen’s executive branch in response to al Houthi actions increases the risk of state fragmentation.
An archive of the 2015 Yemen Crisis Situation Reports.
The Sana'a showdown is a sideshow to the slow-motion collapse of the entire Yemeni state. Cui bono? Al Qaeda. Who loses? The United States of America.
At least 141 people have been killed in a Pakistani Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. The attack clearly demonstrates that the Pakistani Taliban remains a deadly and potent threat, despite having been weakened by ongoing military operations and recent infighting.
Several senior members of the premier al Qaeda-allied Pakistani Taliban umbrella group declared on October 10 that they were defecting and proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. The move was remarkable because it implied a renunciation of allegiance to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.