The struggle for power in Yemen continues, and Qatar is playing a key role

As I said three years ago, internecine warfare is destroying Islam. Hell is eternal.

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Reese Erlich

Aug 14, 2015

DOHA, Qatar — Mohammad Siraj pumps a car jack at a makeshift curbside car repair shop across from a Sunni mosque. He wears the traditional white dishdasha and skull cap of a devout Sunni Muslim. He puts down his tools to discuss the war in nearby Yemen, a major issue here.

That country’s civil war has sent shock waves throughout the region as local and international powers vie for power. Qatar is playing an important role, having joined Saudi Arabia and other countries in bombing Yemen and blockading its seaports.

The Yemen war pits an exiled government, backed by the US and Sunni Muslims-majority countries, against the rebel Houthi political movement, made up mostly of Shia Muslims backed by Iran. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks on US targets, is gaining strength, as are…

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