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Missiles alone won’t solve the problem of the Houthis

19 January 2024

5:00 PM

19 January 2024

5:00 PM

Eventually then, enough was enough. After months of Houthi drone and missile attacks on Israel and vessels in the Red Sea, the US and the UK launched retaliatory strikes in Yemen last week. But how did we get here?

The Houthis have been a nuisance for at least 30 years, when they emerged as a clan-based opposition movement in the northernmost governorate of Yemen.

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