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Khaled Farouq

About Khaled

The author, a Yemeni analyst based in Taiz, is writing under a pseudonym for security reasons

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Taiz: A Hotbed of Irregular Militias

September 14, 2021
Yemen’s Taiz enjoys a strategic location, stretching from central Yemen to the Red Sea Coast, and extending south to the Bab al-Mandab Strait, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes. The governorate has paid a heavy price during the past decade as a result of the turmoil that Yemen has experienced since 2011, when popular protests eru…

Short on Trust, Weapons and Planning, Government Surge in Taiz Fails

May 5, 2021
Taiz has been a divided city since 2015, with Houthi forces (Ansar Allah) holding the northern suburbs of Yemen’s third-largest city as well as much of the northern part of the governorate. The Houthis control both Taiz’s industrial zone to the northeast of the city, gaining hundreds of millions of rials every year through taxes on factory owne…