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Yemen: As Saleh falls, Iran will push forward

Behnam Ben Taleblu, Amir Toumaj
6th December 2017 - Quoted by Joseph Colonna - Egypt Today

When Ali Abdullah Saleh, the ousted former strongman president of Yemen, indicated on Saturday that he would realign his forces with the Saudi-led coalition, there was hope his shift would signify a turning point in the war.

In a conflict as complex and underreported as Yemen’s, nothing is this simple. It was confirmed on Monday that Saleh had been killed in fighting that rocked the capital, Sanaa, in the past week.

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The IRGC has also been accused of providing Houthi rebels with the long-range missiles they have used against Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

“Islamic Republic’s military aid to the group is readily apparent, and … [the Houthi’s] display and deployment of rockets that feature the same name and number as Iranian rockets further serves to strengthen those ties,” wrote Behnam Ben Taleblu and Amir Toumaj for the Long War Journal in 2016.

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