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Islamic History Podcast

Jan 2, 2018

In September 2014, the Houthis captured the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. A few months later, Saudi Arabia launched a campaign to remove the Houthis and reinstall President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi to power.

The Saudi-led coalition has pummeled Yemen with airstrikes, leading to thousands of deaths. Many people blame Saudi Arabia for the high death toll in Yemen, but what role did the Houthis play?

Who are the Houthis in the first place? And how did they rise to power in Yemen?

This episode explores the history of Yemen and how it came to be a nation torn into many pieces. 

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