Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Yemen

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Yemen

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Jan. 22: Forty-five Yemeni Jews left their homes in the Sa'ada province of Yemen after reportedly receiving threats. The threats, which demanded that the Jews leave their homes within ten days or face death, robbery, and abduction, were attributed to followers of the radical Zaydi figure, Husayn Badr al-Din al-Huthi. The Jews moved to a nearby hotel and appealed to President 'Ali 'Abdullah Salih to address their concerns. [Haaretz, 1/22]

Jan. 28: Militants affiliated with the late Zaydi leader Husayn al-Huthi and led by his brother 'Abd al-Malik al-Huthi attacked a series of Yemeni military posts in the north of the country, killing six and wounding 20. The insurgents, who had clashed with government forces a number of times since the 2004 al-Huthi rebellion, cited the Yemeni government's close relationship with the US as their primary grievance. [BBC, 1/28]

Feb. 1: Ten Yemeni soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in attacks by Zaydi militants affiliated with the late Husayn al-Huthi in the northwest Sa'ada province. These attacks came amid renewed fighting between government forces and Zaydi fighters. The Yemeni government had asserted in 2005 that the rebels in Sa'ada had been repressed, but periodic episodes of violence had occurred since then. [Al-Jazeera, 2/1]

Feb. 13: At least 107 Ethiopian and Somali refugees drowned in the Gulf of Aden when the boat that was smuggling them to Yemen capsized. …

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