Houthi movement

The Houthi movement is a political and armed movement that originated in northern Yemen in the 1990s. This faction originated as the opposition to the then Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was accused of corruption and backed by Saudi Arabia and the US. Its objectives are to combat political marginalisation and economic crises and obtaining more autonomy for Houthi-majority regions in Yemen. It recently captured the nearby areas of Marib city, making significant gains the civil war.

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