List of wars involving Yemen

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This is a list of wars that Yemen has been involved in.

North Yemen

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Head of State
Saudi–Yemeni War
(1934)
Jemens flagg Yemen Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938–1973).svg Saudi Arabia Defeat
  • Yemeni invasion of Saudi Arabia repelled
Imam Yahya
First Arab-Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt Egypt
 Iraq
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Yemen
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg HWA
Arab League ALA
 Israel Defeat
Ahmad bin Yahya
North Yemen Civil War
(1962–1970)
Yemen Royalists
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938–1973).svg Saudi Arabia
Yemen Arab Republic Republicans
 Egypt
Regime change
Muhammad al-Badr
Yemenite War of 1972
(1972)
 North Yemen  South Yemen Cease-fire
  • Yemen's pledge to unify
Abdul Rahman al-Iryani
NDF Rebellion
(1978–1982)
 North Yemen Yemen Arab Republic NDF Government victory
  • Defeat of the National Democratic Front
Ali Abdullah Saleh
Yemenite War of 1979
(1979)
 North Yemen  South Yemen Cease-fire
  • Yemen's re-pledge ambition to unify

South Yemen

Unified Yemen

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result Head of State
Yemeni Civil War
(1994)
 Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen South Yemen Victory
  • Reunification of Yemen
Ali Abdullah Saleh
Hanish Islands Crisis
(1995)
 Yemen  Eritrea Defeat
  • Eritrean occupation of the Hanish island
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
(1998–2015)
 Yemen
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
ShababFlag.svg al-Qaeda
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State
Escalation into full-scale civil war
First Sa'dah War
(2004)
 Yemen Houthis Government victory
Second Sa'dah War
(2005)
 Yemen Houthis Government victory
  • Houthis surrender after signing a deal[2]
Third Sa'dah War
(2005–2006)
 Yemen Houthis Government victory
  • Fighting ends before Presidential election
Fourth Sa'dah War
(2007)
 Yemen Houthis Government victory
  • Rebel leaders go into exile
Fifth Sa'dah War
(2008)
 Yemen Houthis Stalemate
  • Yemeni government declares unilateral ceasefire
Sixth Sa'dah War
(2009–2010)
 Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
 Jordan
 Morocco
Houthis Stalemate[3]
  • Truce signed, Houthi control of Sa'ada solidified
South Yemen insurgency
(2009–2015)
 Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Southern Movement Escalation into full-scale civil war
  • Separatists hold Aden
Yemeni Revolution
(2011–2012)
Yemen Saleh government Yemen JMP Regime change
Seventh Sa'dah War
(2012–2015)
 Yemen Houthis Escalation into full-scale civil war
  • Houthis take control of northern Yemen
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
Yemeni Civil War
(2015–)
Yemen Hadi government
 Saudi Arabia
 UAE
 Senegal
 Sudan
 Qatar
 Bahrain
 Kuwait
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Egypt
 France
Yemen Houthi government
ShababFlag.svg al-Qaeda
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen STC
Ongoing
Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi
(Cabinet of Yemen)
Mohammed Ali al-Houthi
(SPC)

Citations

  1. ^ "ISIS gaining ground in Yemen, competing with al Qaeda". CNN. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ [www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/shabab-al-moumineen.htm "al-Shabab al-Mum'en / Shabab al-Moumineen (Believing Youth)".] GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Katherine J. Yemen's Pivotal Moment. Critical Threats Project of the American Enterprise Institute, 2014.
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