This is a movement within the territory of the former People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen that began in 2007. The Southern Movement, also known as al Hirak and al Harakat al Janubiyya, has never been unified and began with demands for reparations following the destruction of southern Yemen during Yemen’s 1994 civil war. The idea of secession from northern Yemen is growing in popularity. Member groups vary in character from political to militant. The movement is currently fighting alongside Saudi-led coalition forces but may not support the Hadi government over the long term.