Al qaeda - suffering the golan

The Yemeni civil war created conditions that enabled AQAP to expand . The Iranian-backed al Houthi movement and loyalists of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh seized control of much of the country in late 2014 and in early 2015, ousting the internationally recognized government of Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. A Saudi-led coalition intervened in late March 2015 to restore Hadi’s government to power.   Counterterrorism operations against AQAP slowed and governance began to break down in Yemen’s south as the Saudi-led coalition and Hadi government prioritized the civil war. AQAP took advantage of the focus on the fight against the al Houthi-Saleh bloc and seized control of Yemen’s third-largest port city for over a year. [4] An Emirati-led operation compelled AQAP militants to withdraw from the port city and the territory it controlled. The protracted civil war and absence of a national political resolution to the conflict fuels the conditions that allow AQAP to reemerge, however.

All of which raises an embarrassing question: Why is the United States supporting AQAP’s main ally in Yemen, Saudi Arabia?

The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.

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