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Population 24,184,000
Budget$ 1,010,070,000
Manpower 45000
Aircrafts 177
Fighters 76
Helicopters 61
Attack helicopters 14
Fleet 35
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0


Saudi Arabia launched the Saudi Arabian-led intervention against Yemen on 26 March 2015. It led a coalition of nine West Asian and North African countries. This was in response to President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi's request for military support following his ouster by the Houthi movement. After the power-sharing and draft constitutions collapsed, violence escalated in mid-2014. In September 2014, the Houthis and their allied units seized control over Sana'a as well as other areas of the country. This was followed by escalating violence in the months that followed. This led President Hadi to request Saudi Arabia's intervention against Iranian-backed Houthis. Operation Decisive Storm, also known as the bombing campaign against Houthi rebels or the deployment of ground troops into Yemen. Later, a naval blockade was established and the intervention was code-named Operation Decisive Storm. The Saudi-led coalition attacked the Houthi militia and the loyalists to the former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh. Iran supported the intervention (see Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war). Fighter jets and ground forces from Egypt and Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain participated in the operation.

Djibouti and Somalia made their airspace and territorial waters available to the coalition. The United States also provided intelligence and logistical support. This included aerial refueling, search-and-rescue and search-and rescue for fallen coalition pilots. It also accelerated weapons sales to the coalition states and continued attacks against AQAP. The Saudi foreign minister stated in January 2016 that the US and British military officers were present at the command and control center responsible for Saudi-led air attacks in Yemen. They also had access to lists of targets and were not involved in selecting them. This war was widely condemned and deemed a humanitarian disaster. Academic dispute surrounds the question of whether the intervention was in accordance with Article 2(4) UN Charter. The conflict status was described as a military stalemate by 2019. According to some, the global COVID-19 epidemic gave Saudi Arabia an opportunity for a review of its Yemeni interests. Saudi Arabia is believed to have been looking for an exit strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which occurred in early 2020.

Source: Wikipedia