Operation Decisive Storm

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News: Operation Decisive Storm has declared ceasefire in Yemen for 2 weeks 

Facts:

  • Operation Decisive Storm is a Saudi-Arabia led military intervention in Yemen which began in 2015. 
  • Members: Saudi Arabia, Sudan, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal.
  • Objective
    • Restoration of legitimacy for the legally chosen leader of Yemen.
    • no role for former president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the future of Yemen; 
    • the withdrawal of all Houthi fighters from the streets; 
    • demilitarization of the Houthis (an Islamic political and armed movement that emerged from Sa’dah in northern Yemen in the 1990s)