How the Yemen conflict began

The war in Yemen has its origins in the failure of a political transition following the 2011 Arab Spring.

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    The war in Yemen has its origins in the failure of a political transition following the 2011 Arab Spring.

    The uprising forced out long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh and triggered a complicated struggle for power between his supporters and Houthi rebels, who became and remained allies until conflict and fighting between the two sides unfolded last week.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdulhamid explains.


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