Strange Bedfellows: US, Saudi, Al-Qaida & ISIS Interests Align in War on Yemen

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The people of Yemen continue to suffer amid a humanitarian catastrophe created by foreign and domestic forces alike — almost all of whom stand to profit as long as war and chaos have a hold on the impoverished country.

As Yemen remains entrenched in the protracted, multi-fronted military conflict led by Saudi Arabia and funded by the United States, socio-political dynamics and economic realities have evolved according to the needs of competing factions — often to the detriment of civilian populations.

Since the Saudi-led coalition began dropping bombs on Yemen on March 25, 2015, 3.2 million Yemenis have been displaced and more than half of the country is suffering from food insecurity and malnutrition.

As of August, at least 10,000 civilians have been killed — that’s 13 civilians a day.

The war has taken a particularly devastating toll on children. With hundreds of thousands of schools closed, 2…

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