After the established peace by the United Nations in early April, Houthi Rebels are accused of continuing the violence in Marib, Yemen. The city of Marib has been a critical battleground for both sides in the war. However, the Saudi Coalition fears that the Houthi’s will use the seize fire to regroup and escalate their attacks.  From an outside perspective the majority of the fighting has stopped, specifically on the Saudi Coalition side. The conflict in Marib presents a broader issue of peace for Yemen. The Houthi’s justify their action by claiming the Saudi Coalition is not properly holding its end of the truce. The United States has remained a secondary player in the conflict by continuing support to the Saudi Coalition but has not contributed to the fighting.

Justin Mayer

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