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List of wars involving Yemen
This is a list of wars involving the Republic of Yemen and its predecessor states.
North Yemen
ConflictCombatant 1Combatant 2ResultHead of State
1931 Saudi–Yemeni border skirimish
(1931)
Kingdom of YemenKingdom of Hejaz and NejdUnclear
Najran conflict
(1931/1932–1932)
Kingdom of YemenKingdom of Hejaz and NejdDefeat
Yemeni invasion of Saudi Arabia repelled
Saudi–Yemeni War
(1934)
Kingdom of Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Defeat
Yemeni invasion of Saudi Arabia repelled
First Arab–Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt
 Iraq
Transjordan
Syria
 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
HWA
ALA
 Israel
Defeat
North Yemen Civil War
(1962–1970)
Royalists
Saudi Arabia
Republicans
United Arab Republic
Regime change
Yemenite War of 1972
(1972)
 North Yemen
 South Yemen
Ceasefire
Yemen's pledge to unify
NDF Rebellion
(1978–1982)
 North Yemen
NDF
Government victory
Defeat of the National Democratic Front
Yemenite War of 1979
(1979)
 North Yemen
 South Yemen
Ceasefire
Yemen's re-pledge ambition to unify
South Yemen
ConflictCombatant 1Combatant 2ResultHead of
Government
Aden Emergency
(1963–1967)
NLF
FLOSY
 United KingdomVictory
Independence of South Yemen
None
Al-Wadiah War
(1969)
 South Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Defeat
Saudi Arabia reoccupies al-Wadiah[1]
Yemenite War of 1972
(1972)
 South Yemen
 North Yemen
Ceasefire
Yemens pledge to unify[2]
Lebanese Civil War
(1976–1977)
ADF
LF
Withdrawal
South Yemen withdraws from the ADF force in 1977
Ogaden War
(1977–1978)
Ethiopia
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
Somalia
WSLF
Victory
Somali withdrawal from Ogaden
Eritrean War of Independence
(1977–1990)
Ethiopia
 Cuba
 South Yemen
ELF
EPLF
Defeat
Independence of Eritrea from Ethiopia
Yemenite War of 1979
(1979)
 South Yemen
NDF
 North Yemen
Ceasefire
Yemen's re-pledge ambition to unify
South Yemen Civil War
(1986)
Muhammad's faction
Ismail's faction
Regime change
al-Attas becomes president
Yemeni Civil War
(1994)
South Yemen
 Yemen
Defeat
Reunification of Yemen
South Yemen insurgency
(2009–2015)
Southern Movement
 Yemen
Start of full-scale civil war
Separatists hold Aden
None
Yemeni Civil War
(2015–)
Hadi government
Southern Movement
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
 Bahrain
 Kuwait
 Qatar
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Egypt
 Senegal
 Sudan
Houthi government
al-Qaeda
Islamic State
Ongoing
STC
 United Arab Emirates
Houthi government
al-Qaeda
Islamic State
Hadi government
 Saudi Arabia
 Bahrain
 Kuwait
 Qatar
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Egypt
 Senegal
 Sudan
Unified Yemen
ConflictCombatant 1Combatant 2ResultHead of State
Yemeni Civil War
(1994)
 Yemen
South Yemen
Victory
Reunification of Yemen
Hanish Islands Crisis
(1995)
 Yemen
 EritreaDefeat
Eritrean occupation of the Hanish island
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
(1998–2015)
 Yemen
United States
al-Qaeda
Islamic State
Escalation into full-scale civil war
Arrival of ISIL to Yemen[3]
First Sa'dah War
(2004)
 Yemen
Houthis
Government victory
Second Sa'dah War
(2005)
 Yemen
Houthis
Government victory
Houthis surrender after signing a deal[4]
Third Sa'dah War
(2005–2006)
 Yemen
Houthis
Government victory
Fighting ends before Presidential election
Fourth Sa'dah War
(2007)
 Yemen
Houthis
Government victory
Rebel leaders go into exile
Fifth Sa'dah War
(2008)
 Yemen
Houthis
Stalemate
Yemeni government declares unilateral ceasefire
Sixth Sa'dah War
(2009–2010)
 Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
 Jordan
 Morocco
Houthis
Stalemate[5]
Truce signed, Houthi control of Sa'ada solidified
South Yemen insurgency
(2009–2015)
 Yemen
Southern Movement
Escalation into full-scale civil war
Separatists hold Aden
Yemeni Revolution
(2011–2012)
Saleh government
JMP
Regime change
Overthrow of Saleh government
Seventh Sa'dah War
(2012–2015)
 Yemen
Houthis
Escalation into full-scale civil war
Houthis take control of northern Yemen
Yemeni Civil War
(2015–)
Hadi government
 Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates
 Senegal
 Sudan
 Qatar
 Bahrain
 Kuwait
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Egypt
 France
Houthi government
Ongoing
References
  1. ^ Halliday, Fred (2002). Revolution and Foreign Policy: The Case of South Yemen, 1967-1987. Cambridge University Press. p. 160. ISBN 9780521891646.
  2. ^ Gause, Gregory, Saudi-Yemeni relations: domestic structures and foreign influence, Columbia University Press, 1990, page 98
  3. ^ "ISIS gaining ground in Yemen, competing with al Qaeda". CNN. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  4. ^ "al-Shabab al-Mum'en / Shabab al-Moumineen (Believing Youth)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ Zimmerman, Katherine L. Yemen's Pivotal Moment. Critical Threats Project of the American Enterprise Institute, 2014.
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