In Yemen, the US is in the background, while two of its main allies in the Middle East have gone their separate ways. The US is part of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen that is fighting Houthi rebels who are, in turn, backed by Iran. The conflict has taken a devastating toll on the civilians in Yemen. The de facto capital for the United Nations-backed government in Aden has been all but taken over by separatists. The former capital, Sanaa, fell to Houthi rebels five years ago. The United Arab Emirates was a part of the Saudi coalition supporting the government, but has now backed out. And the separatists now in Aden were trained by the UAE.
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