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Yemen’s Huthis will tighten their grip on Marib city

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


The coalition supports the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi. However, the credibility of pro-Hadi forces has been sapped by the Huthis’ major territorial gains since February, especially over the past two months.


  • The Huthis’ territorial gains will complicate efforts to provide aid to the million internally displaced persons living in Marib.
  • With attacks on pumping stations ongoing, fighting in Shabwa and Marib could further damage oil and gas infrastructure.
  • The weakening military position of the Hadi government will contribute to the further erosion of its already limited role in southern Yemen.
  • The military standoff and steady improvement in the Huthis’ Iran-supplied drone technology will in the long run push Riyadh towards a deal.
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