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Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
Part of the Yemeni Civil War and the Iran–Saudi Arabia proxy conflict
Air strike in Sana'a 11-5-2015.jpg
An airstrike in Sanaʽa on 11 May 2015
Yemen Warmap with Frontlines.png
Military situation in Yemen on 1 June 2020
(Note that Houthi forces also control border areas in Saudi Arabia not shown on the map.)
  Controlled by the Revolutionary Committee
  Controlled by the Hadi-led government and allies
  Controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
  Controlled by local, non-aligned forces
(See also a detailed map)
Date26 March 2015 – ongoing
(5 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
  • Operation Decisive Storm
    26 March – 21 April 2015
    (3 weeks and 6 days)
  • Operation Restoring Hope
    22 April 2015 – present
    (5 years, 6 months and 3 weeks)
Location
Status Ongoing
Belligerents

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[1]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[2][3][4]
 Sudan
(2015–19)[2]
 Bahrain[2]
 KuwaitSaudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[1]
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[2][3][4]
 Sudan
(2015–19)[2]
 Bahrain[2]
 Kuwait[2]
 Qatar
(2015–17)[2]
 Egypt[2][5]
 Jordan[2]
 Morocco
(2015–19)[2][6]
 Senegal[7] (soldiers not yet deployed in 2016)[8]
Academi contractors[9]
(2015-2016)[10]
Saudi-paid Yemeni mercenaries[11]
Supported by:
 United States[12][13][14]

 United Kingdom (training, intelligence, logistical support, weapons, and blockade)[19][20][21][22]
ShababFlag.svg Al-Qaeda[23][24][25] (denied by United States)[26]
People's Mujahedin of Iran (intelligence)[27]


In support of:
Yemen Cabinet of Yemen

Commanders and leaders

Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman
Saudi Arabia Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Until Aug. 2020)
Saudi Arabia Mutlaq bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Azima[31]
United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
(2015–17)
Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Sudan Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan
(2015–19)
Jordan Abdullah II
Morocco Mohamed VI
(2015–19)
Senegal Macky Sall


Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
Yemen Mohammed al-Maqdashi
Yemen Gen. Ali al-Ahmar[32]
Yemen Gen.

Yemen Mohammed Ali al-Houthi
Yemen Mahdi al-Mashat (from 2018)
Yemen Saleh Ali al-Sammad  
Yemen Hussein Khairan (until 2016)
Yemen Mohamed al-Atifi (from 2016)

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi
Strength

Saudi Arabia 100 warplanes and 150,000 troops[35]
United Arab Emirates 30 warplanes[36]
Sudan 4 warplanes[citation needed] and 15,000 troops[37]
BahrainSaudi Arabia 100 warplanes and 150,000 troops[35]
United Arab Emirates 30 warplanes[36]
Sudan 4 warplanes[citation needed] and 15,000 troops[37]
Bahrain 15 warplanes[38] 300 troops[39]
Kuwait 15 warplanes[38]
Qatar 10 warplanes, 1,000 troops[38][40] (until 2017)
Egypt 4 warships[41] and warplanes[42]
Jordan 6 warplanes[38]
Morocco 6 warplanes, 1,500 troops[38][43]
Senegal 2,100 troops[7] (soldiers not yet deployed in 2016)[8]

Academi: 1,800 security contractors[44]

150,000–200,000 fighters 150,000–200,000 fighters[45]
200,000–250,000

Thousands killed (Aljazeera; as of May 2018)[62]

11,000+ killed (Arab Coalition claim; as of Dec. 2017)[63]

12,907 Yemen

Thousands killed (Aljazeera; as of May 2018)[62]

11,000+ killed (Arab Coalition claim; as of Dec. 2017)[63]

12,907 Yemeni civilians killed (1,980 women and 2,768 children; per the LCRD)
500+ Saudi civilians killed on the Saudi-Yemen border[64][65]12,907 Yemeni civilians killed (1,980 women and 2,768 children; per the LCRD)
500+ Saudi civilians killed on the Saudi-Yemen border
[64]
[65]
91,600+ killed overall in the Yemeni Civil War[66]