Sa'dah update 1
Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Johnsen has written for a variety of publications on Yemen including, among others, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, The Independent, The Boston Globe, and The National. He is the co-founder of Waq al-Waq: Islam and Insurgency in Yemen Blog. In 2009, he was a member of the USAID's conflict assessment team for Yemen.
I don't have time for much more than a quick up-date on the war in Sa'dah - I return home on Friday and hope to have more time to write on the war. But the information both that President Salih visited the region - well 'Amran - today as well as Sadiq al-Ahmar's letter of support for the state against the Huthis is significant. Note the part about violating the constitution - that sounds like something else I heard recently from one of the al-Ahmar brothers, but I think the context was a bit different. The complexities and shifting alliances of this alone nearly knock me out.
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From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, they clearly don't want to be bothered.
- Many have tried to contact the Sentinelese, to write about them, or otherwise.
- But the inhabitants of the 23 square mile island in the Bay of Bengal don't want anything to do with the outside world.
- Their numbers are unknown, but either 40 or 500 remain.
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