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Houthi Rebels Claim Major Military Victory Inside Saudi Arabia: Assessment

October 2, 2019

Episode Notes:

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed to have killed 500 Saudi soldiers and captured thousands more in what would mark a remarkable show of force inside Saudi Arabia. The Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling rebel movement has rejected the claim as a "farce." What's are the facts?

Peter Salisbury, Senior Analyst at the Crisis Group, specializing in Yemen, joins the WarCast to explore the Houthi claims, activities, and the implications.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:52 ] Details of the Houthi claimed assault
[ 1:28 ] Facts so far
[ 4:09 ] Rationale for the timing of the announcement
[ 6:22 ] A new phase in the Yemen conflict

Follow Peter on Twitter: @peterjsalisbury

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