Militarism and decomposition in the Middle East

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Militarism and decomposition in the Middle East
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A couple of bits of further

A couple of bits of further punctual information regarding the war in Yemen: The Sunday Telegraph reported a week ago that a number of British troops, including the SAS, also fled the Houthi advance along with the Americans. Also reported is the emergence in Yemen of a large group of armed tribemen calling itself the Council of Sunni Scholars which has aligned itself to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).  They have siezed key installations of Hadramawt, an oil-producing region of eastern Yemen. They have also taken a port on the Arabian Sea, an airport, an oil teminal and the main military base., the central bank of Mukall, the provincial capital, a major arms depot and a prison from which they have freed hundreds of prisoners. Isis are  active here and, like good capitalists, they want to promote their own brand and are at loggerheads with AQAP, the most effective  and important of all al-Qaida branches. Desp[ite the continued Saudi bombing, this country is now moving into a long drawn-out war along the lines of Afghanistan with the added complication of fighting between AQAP and Isis.