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Saudis and al-Qaeda Find Common Cause in Yemen

In viewing Yemen as an important battleground in the grander struggle against Iran’s expanding regional influence, Saudi Arabia has united with a variety of Yemeni Sunni factions in an effort to crush the Houthi insurgency. This has entailed the kingdom cooperating with Sunni Islamist groups that Saudi Arabia — along with other Arab and Western governments — have designated as “terrorist” organizations.