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Limited US contingent in Yemen

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The United States sent its troops to Yemen, another of many Middle Eastern countries, in which American troops were deployed without declaring war, notifying the public and approving by Congress to fight extremist groups.

A statement by the US Department of Defense on this matter was made only on May 6, while the Pentagon refuses to specify the type of troops or the number of troops sent to Yemen. In addition to ground forces, two destroyers and a landing ship with marines are stationed off the coast of Yemen. Earlier in Yemen there were about 100 American instructors of special operations forces.

In 2015, the UAE armed forces invaded Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, to smash the rebel Hussite forces supporting former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and reinstate the pro-Saudi government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Limited US contingent in Yemen


In March of the same year, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, with the logistical support of the United States and Great Britain, began intensive bombardment of the country's territory. Extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, or ISIS took advantage of the chaos and confusion that arose and significantly increased their numbers and endowment. Even then, political analysts noted that the only winner in the war in Yemen was the AQAP organization, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or Ansar al-Sharia, the most radical wing of Al Qaeda, which formed the mini-state in the southern coast of Yemen with a length of about 500 km. The same organization claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris in January 2015. ISIS also took advantage of favorable circumstances and declared a part of Yemen’s territory under its control.

The actions of Saudi Arabia and its coalition allies actually had a destructive influence on resolving the situation and only led to the rapid strengthening of Al-Qaida and other extremist groups in the country and the revitalization of their activities.

International human rights organizations accused the coalition of committing war crimes, claiming that two-thirds of all civilian casualties were killed as a result of bombing attacks on hospitals, homes, schools, refugee camps and other humanitarian objects. According to very careful estimates by American experts, about 6,5 killed thousands of people in Yemen, half of whom were civilians, including more than 1 thousands of children. About 14 million are on the verge of starvation.



Now, after a year of active counter-terrorism actions, the United States, recognizing that extremist organizations, in particular AQAP, have significantly strengthened their positions, are forced to send a military contingent to Yemen. According to the representative of the Pentagon, with the 5 in May, the US military was assigned a number of tasks, including reconnaissance, security, planning, medical support, and others. The main task, he added, remains the damage and the subsequent destruction of AQAP forces in Yemen.
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  1. Tusv
    Tusv 25 June 2016 09: 46
    +1
    Rehabilitation of the American military?
    1. marlin1203
      marlin1203 25 June 2016 10: 05
      +6
      Furry fox fox to amer! Yemenis will be no worse than Afghans in terms of guerrilla warfare!
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 25 June 2016 10: 13
        +1
        Quote: marlin1203
        Furry fox fox to amer! Yemenis will be no worse than Afghans in terms of guerrilla warfare!

        Whatever lyaposatiki entertained, if only they would not interfere with peace in Syria
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 25 June 2016 10: 12
      +4
      Quote: Tusv
      Rehabilitation of the American military?
    3. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 25 June 2016 11: 16
      +5
      Quote: Tusv
      Rehabilitation of the American military?

      I do not think so ...
      The United States always carries out actions that have objectives contrary to the officially declared goals. So in this case, the work of the directed mattress contingent will be aimed at the destruction of insurgent Hussite forces and the strengthening of prosaudit forces.
      The United States will not destroy those who stably provide jobs for their military-industrial corporations while blood is pouring.
      1. Tusv
        Tusv 25 June 2016 11: 49
        0
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        The United States always carries out actions that have objectives contrary to the officially declared goals. So in this case, the work of the directed mattress contingent will be aimed at the destruction of insurgent Hussite forces and the strengthening of prosaudit forces.

        In modern history, the limited contingents of the USA and Russia (the Soviet Union) stick sticks in wheels because, according to mathematical principles, they are reset
  2. Coconut
    Coconut 25 June 2016 09: 49
    +6
    Yemen for Russia is not a foreign country - the Arab highlanders have been looking for an ally in Moscow for more than half a century. And for a long time they were our close associate - not only communist South Yemen, but also the usual Shiite North.
    As a result, we got the orange American revolution .. the trouble is that mattresses climb everywhere where there is at least a slight influence of Russia and of course oil.
  3. hirurg
    hirurg 25 June 2016 09: 53
    +4
    USA-each hole-plug. Someday tear.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 June 2016 09: 56
    +2
    Everything is natural. Where the United States intervenes with its allies, blood begins to pour, chaos sets in and eventually the country ceases to exist as a state.
  5. Vadim237
    Vadim237 25 June 2016 10: 06
    +2
    If they encounter the Hussites, they will be hurt just as much as the entire coalition led by Saudi Arabia - these from Yemen are already scolding.
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  6. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 25 June 2016 10: 11
    +2
    If the United States plays the role of a gag in every hole, then we must be prepared for losses. How else? So in Syria or somewhere else, after losses in their ranks, do not make a fuss out of nothing, since they themselves have chosen such a role.
  7. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 25 June 2016 10: 16
    +5
    Map of May 22, 2016, fresh no.
    White al Qaeda
    Red Saudis and company
    Green Hausites.
    The card is clickable and openable.
    1. ICT
      ICT 25 June 2016 16: 53
      0
      Quote: BlackMokona
      White
      Red
      Green
  8. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 25 June 2016 10: 45
    +2
    Limited contingent - what is limited by the amount of toilet paper or mind in the bag of those who this contingent knows why drove to hell on pies?
  9. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 25 June 2016 12: 02
    +2
    The US Department of Defense statement on this subject was made only on May 6

    Duc, today like June 25, it’s not possible, such "serious" information, the site administration "processed" so much time. Hello, administrators, do you have anything fresher, or are sponsors pressing? laughing
  10. kotvov
    kotvov 25 June 2016 12: 56
    0
    threw aid to the al-Qaeda allies.