The Yemen Trend - End of 2017 Issue

The last two months of 2017 witnessed a severe escalation to the conflict in Yemen, irreversibly altering the power-sharing alliance between the Houthis and the Sana’a-based General People’s Congress, and further delaying progress to the UN-sponsored peace process. The escalation began when a ballistic missile was targeted at Riyadh on November 4, after which the coalition placed a bounty on 40 senior Houthis and imposed a full nationwide blockade on all sea, air, and land ports. Fighting in the capital between Saleh loyalists and the Houthis lasted from November 29 to December 4, when Saleh and the general secretary of his party, Aref Al-Zouka, were killed. Following Saleh’s death, efforts

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