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Houthi missiles latest threat to fragile Yemeni government

Any incoming government in Yemen will need to stop the infighting in the south and address issues related to essential services, as well as be prepared to face a likely torrent of Houthi missiles.
A fighter sits in a "technical" (pickup truck mounted with turret) as forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government clash with Huthi rebel fighters around the strategic government-held "Mas Camp" military base, in al-Jadaan area about 50 kilometres northwest of Marib in central Yemen, on November 22, 2020. - Marib has been the scene of intense fighting in recent months as the Huthis try to seize control of the oil-rich province -- the government's last northern stronghold. (Photo by - / AFP) (Photo by -/A

The deliberations on forming a new government divided by Yemen's south and north have not wound up. They have kept hitting a dead end for over a year. On Nov. 5, 2019, the southern separatists and the UN-recognized government signed a power-sharing agreement that stipulated a new government formation in one month. More than one year has elapsed and the new government is yet to be declared.

Although the two sides may declare the new government sooner or later, the government's return to Yemen will face a real threat: Houthi missiles.

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