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Yemen: Hopes for peace and fear of endless war | Middle East Eye


Yemen: Hopes for peace and fear of endless war | Middle East Eye: Nine months into this war, Yemenis are hopeful that the Geneva talks may lead to a solution. However, is this achievable? For weeks now, a battle has been raging in Taiz, where the UN has accused Houthi fighters and their allies of blocking desperately needed humanitarian supplies to the town of 200,000, which has been under a “virtual siege” for weeks. Meanwhile, Aden, the only area coalition forces have so far managed to “liberate” (in July of this year), is beset by lawlessness. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters are now visibly present in several parts of the city. On 6 October, suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State struck a coalition military base as well as a hotel housing Yemeni government officials, killing 15 people.

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