Who are Houthis rebel in Yemen? Why they are in news

Understanding the Houthis and why they attacked on the ships ?

The conflict in Yemen involving the Houthis has been making headlines lately, but who exactly are the Houthis, and what’s their role in the ongoing crisis?

Who are the Houthis? Under the leadership of Zaidi religious leader  Hussain al- Houthi the Houthi emerged as an opposition group to Yamen president Ali Abdullah Saleh whom Houthis Accused of corruption backed by Saudi Arabia and United States. Point to remember here is that Houthis are Shia militant group  againstof Saudi Arabia a Sunni power and western leader country USA.    The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, are an armed group based in Yemen. They control significant parts of the country, including the capital, Sanaa, and have been involved in a decade-long civil war. Emerging in the 1990s, the group rose to prominence in 2014 when they rebelled against Yemen’s government, leading to a humanitarian crisis.

What’s the Yemen Civil War About and its current status(2014- till now)

1) What was Yemen Civil War: It began in 2014 when Houthi rebels, also known as Ansar Allah, seized control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, and subsequently ousted the internationally recognized government led by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis, belonging to the Zaidi Shia Muslim minority, had  felt marginalized in Yemen’s political landscape and wanted  greater autonomy and representation. Thus in order to achieve autonomy in political power they  takeover Sanaa the capital of Yamen and some ther areas too  which sparked a military intervention by a coalition led by neighboring Saudi Arabia, which aimed to restore Hadi’s government and prevent what it perceived as Iranian influence through its support for the Houthis. The conflict escalated into a devastating humanitarian crisis, with airstrikes, ground battles, and a blockade exacerbating the suffering of Yemen’s civilian population. The war has fractured Yemen along various fault lines, with different factions vying for control of territory and resources.

Yemen has been in a state of civil war for years, with the Houthis clashing with the Yemeni government, led by President Rashad al-Alimi. The conflict has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis, with millions in need of assistance. Despite efforts at peace talks, tensions persist, although fighting has reduced in recent times.

2) Current status of civil : Houthis are backed by Iranian forced where as official government is based in Aden and led by President Rashad al-Alimi. came in power 2022 while Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. exiled and ceded power to Rashad al-Alimi. Houthis re in cease fire talk with Saudi Arabia.

Why are the Houthis Attacking Red Sea Ships?

The recent attacks by the Houthis on ships in the Red Sea are aimed at pressuring Israel to end its actions in Gaza. They view these attacks as a way to support the Palestinian people and demand humanitarian aid for Gaza. However, analysts suggest that the attacks also serve to bolster support for the Houthis domestically and gain international attention. They said they will continue to attack ships which will have links with Israel.  they claim world is failed to protect people of Gaza ,Palestine thus by attacking Israel ships backed by US will be attacked by Houthis to ensure the protection of Palestinian people.

Impact on Yemen’s Fragile Peace

The escalation of attacks in the Red Sea raises concerns about the fragile peace in Yemen. While ceasefire talks have shown progress, continued Houthi activity could jeopardize the peace process. There are fears that these attacks may trigger military responses from other countries, potentially unraveling the ceasefire conditions.

In conclusion, the involvement of the Houthis in Yemen’s conflict adds complexity to an already dire situation. Understanding their motivations and actions is crucial in finding a path towards peace and stability in the region.