Iran's Proxy War In Yemen

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    Iran is sparking violence in northern Yemen through its political and military support of the al-Houthi militants, a Shia offshoot sect within the Zaidi movement [1] Since 2004, the Iran-backed Shia al-Houthi militants have been fighting against the Yemeni government, but the conflict has now reached a boiling point.[2] On Nov. 15, Yemen's counter-terrorism Chief General Yahya Salih told Al-Jazeera in an interview that “there is no doubt” that Iran is supporting and financing the Houthi proxy war against the government of Yemen.[3]

    The militant group is named after Hussein Al-Houthi, an Al-Haq party representative in the Yemeni parliament from 1993 to 1997, who sought to overtake the government due to its alliance with the United States.[4] The Yemeni government alleges that the militant group seeks to establish an independent Shiite state in northern Yemen.[5].

    This conflict consists of sectarian strife between Yemen’s Sunni Muslim majority and its Shia minority.[6] Shia Muslims comprise the majority of Iran’s total population (90-95 percent) and nearly 40 percent of Yemen’s population is Shia.[7].











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    how is it that iran funds every terrorist group throughout the middle east? if all the accounts of these groups being backed by iran is true, that is enough justification to invade them regardless of nukes.
     
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    Bring on the nano-drones. :D
     

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