Yemen’s War Within a War: What Does New Fighting Mean?

Yemen’s War Within a War: What Does New Fighting Mean? - Associated Press

A civil war within a civil war has broken out in Yemen.

Rifts exploded within the U.S.-backed alliance joining Yemen’s president and the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels, as forces loyal to each side turned on each other in fierce fighting this week. As a result, the southern city of Aden has become a war zone. The airport has been shut down, schools and shops closed, and families fled districts with the most intense battles.

The new split brings more uncertainty and violence in a nearly 3-year-old conflict that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Here is a look at what’s happening…

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