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Below are links to web pages and posts related to Yemen and the ongoing al-Qaida presence there, along with other Yemen-related historical and political links.

History of Yemen: Wars, Politics, and al-Qaida

Wars of Yemen

Saudi-Yemen War of 1934

Saudi-Yemen Treaty of Taif (1934)

Gulf War --Though not directly involved in the first U.S.-Iraq War, Yemen did support Iraq diplomatically

Saudi-Yemen Conflict (1998)

Yemeni Tribal Uprising (1998)

Attack on the USS Cole (2000)

The War on Terror/Long War/al-Qaida War--Yemen is now recognized as a battleground between the West and pro-Western Arab nations against al-Qaida and Islamic Jihadists

Sa'dah al-Houthi Rebellion in Yemen (2004-Present)

Saudi-Yemen Border Conflict (2009)

Attempt to Bomb Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, 2009--The bombing suspect received training from al-Qaida in Yemen


Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi --Biography on the late Shiite Yemeni rebel leader

Biography: Alhaji Umar Mutallab--Christmas Day airline bomb suspect trained in Yemen

War and Conflict Journal: Yemen Category

Stormfront: The Consequences of September 11 and America’s Wars Around the World --posted Sept. 11, 2007

Yemeni Rebels Kill Baptist Hospital Workers-posted June 16, 2009

Saudi Air and Artillery Strikes in Aid of Yemen-posted Nov. 7, 2009

Saudi Forces Hit Yemeni Rebels Hard Along Border--posted Nov. 8, 2009

Attempt to Bomb Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009--posted Dec. 26, 2009

Yemen With al-Qaida Threat May Be New Front In War--posted Jan. 4, 2010

Yemen is a Muslim nation on the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula with a weak central government and possessing many indicators of a nation on the verge of falling apart. Yemen is plagued with a rebellion in the north by a Shiite Muslim sect, a separatist insurgency in the south, and a growing al-Qaida presence that draws the attention of the United States and is quickly turning Yemen into a leading front in the War on Jihadist Terror. The Yemeni government is fighting multiple wars within its own borders, and recently enlisted the aid of powerful neighbor Saudi Arabia in helping to fight one of those wars.



 Outside Links and Resources:

In Yemen’s South, Protests Could Cause More Instability--New York Times, Feb. 27, 2010

Waq al-Waq--Website/blog covering the insurgencies in Yemen

Profile: Tariq Nasr al-Fadhli--History Commons

Fresh separatist ambush kills policeman in south--Yemen News Agency, Feb. 26, 2010

Al Qaeda Threat Escalates : As Yemen Turns Up Heat on Terror Group, U.S. and U.K. Shut Embassies on Attack Fears--Wall Street Journal, Jan. 3, 2010

What other Al Qaeda-linked attacks have involved Yemen?--Christian Science Monitor, December, 2009

The Jihadis and the Cause of South Yemen: A Profile of Tariq al-Fadhli--Jamestown Foundation, Nov. 19, 2009

Civil war fears as Yemen celebrates unity --BBC, May, 2009

Shi'ite Insurgency in Yemen: Iranian Intervention or Mountain Revolt?--Jamestown Foundation, May, 2005

 CIA Factbook on Country or conflict --Click on the country name (Yemen) at this site.

Southern Yemen totters dangerously on the edge of secession--Lebanon Daily Star, June 11, 2009

Security Incidents in Yemen, 1998--From the Al-bab website.


Tiny Voices Defy Child Marriage in Yemen--June 29, 2008

Massive protest in south Yemen--by Jane Novak, for the Long War Journal, May 27, 2008

Yemen's Intifada--by Jane Novak, for the Long War Journal, January 2, 2008


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