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Yemen Conflict: the Cause, the Crisis, the Blame-Game

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After four years of war, many wonder what actually caused the parties to enter into a conflict that both sides are now finding hard to end.

[Syafruddin Arsyad | Oped Column Syndication]

Four years of war – between Iranian Regime backed Houthi militants and Arab coalition backed Yemeni government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi – has costed thousands of lives, including civilians, and has pushed millions towards famine. It is believed to be one of the three worst humanitarian crisis in the world besides the crisis in Syria and the Rohingya crisis.

According to almost all experts on international affairs, the Western countries’ support to the Arab coalition members and the Iranian Regime’s supply of weapons, including missiles, to the Houthi militants are the major reasons behind prolonging of the war.

Since the warring sides have been receiving the necessary resources they need to carry out the war, there’s no scarcity of........

© Oped Column