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Yearbook 2010

2010 YemenYemen. According to COUNTRYAAH, the United Nations Food Program WFP warned in March that millions of residents in this poorest country in the Arab world were at risk of starvation. Prior to the food supply of the population, the government prioritized the fight against militant opposition - Shiite Muslim al-Huthi rebels in the north, separatists in the south and, above all, the al-Qaeda network on the Arabian Peninsula. The government stepped up the fight against this regional al-Qaeda, especially in the province of Shabwa where the group was assumed to have its base. Heavily armed al-Qaeda militia stormed a military building on June 19 in the country's second-largest city of Aden, killing 13 people, including at least four civilians, including one child, and a number of prisoners. Western governments increasingly saw Yemen as a basis for Islamist terrorism after two packages of explosive charges shipped from Yemen on October 29 were found at East Midlands airports in the UK and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The packages had been sent with air cargo and at least one was reportedly built to explode aboard the plane. The United States and its allies increased their military involvement in the country. Driverless US attack plan attacks, according to British broadcaster BBC repeatedly, what the US suspected was al-Qaeda targets on the ground. On several occasions civilians were killed. Driverless US attack plan attacks, according to British broadcaster BBC repeatedly, what the US suspected was al-Qaeda targets on the ground. On several occasions civilians were killed. Driverless US attack plan attacks, according to British broadcaster BBC repeatedly, what the US suspected was al-Qaeda targets on the ground. On several occasions civilians were killed.

2010 Yemen

In the south, the separatist uprising continued. Several times during the year, police forcibly stopped separatist demonstrations, while armed rebels attacked military patrols and government delegations. In northern Yemen, on February 11, al-Huthirbells declared a ceasefire in the fighting with government forces and Saudi troops. As a condition of joining the ceasefire, Saudi Arabia demanded that Yemeni government forces guard the border, that the rebels should withdraw from the surrounding mountains and that all captured Saudi soldiers should be released. Yemen demanded that the rebels release all prisoners, civilian and military, leave all occupied official buildings, lift all roadblocks, give up all weapons, respect the country's constitution and stop the attacks on Saudi soil.

In August, the human rights organization Amnesty International criticized Yemen for sacrificing human rights in the name of security. In September, for example, 15,000 people were forced to flee their homes in the city of Huta in the south when the government launched an offensive against al-Qaeda.

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