End Yemen conflict to stop terrorism says Somalian PM

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Somalia’s prime minister says ending the crisis in Yemen is “crucial” to preventing al-Shabab rebels from exploiting their recent allegiance with the Islamic State extremist group and forming a “terror network” that threatens Somalia and the region again.

Omar Sharmarke told the UN Security Council on Monday that its support is needed more than ever before “to stand with Somalia against this terror network” and end the conflict across the Gulf of Aden in Yemen where Islamic State militants are active.

Read more:Somalia PM says ending Yemen conflict crucial to stop extremists | Inquirer News
 

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Al Shaabab is affiliated with Al Qaeda and since ISIS and Al Qaeda still aren't "best of friends" the Somali PM should concern himself more with what's happening in his country. If terrorists leave Somalia to fight in Yemen, he should be happy there are fewer terrorists left in the country. Considering how unstable Somalia is, I doubt that any terrorist organizations would be interested in setting up camp in their country since piracy isn't as profitable as it was in the past.
 

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ISIS isn't active in Yemen. Yemen in the north is controlled by Houthi tribe, in south there is tribes there and in center/east same story as well. Some of them are demanding their own defacto state. There is small AQ presence but they too largely are just like another tribe. And they are poorest/weakest tribe in Yemen.
 

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If it isn't ISIS wreaking havoc at Yemen, then who is? The fact that ISIS is an ally of Yemeni rebels means they have a hold on ISIS even if they're not physically there. But ending the Yemen conflict will not put an end to terrorism. It's too widely spread out to be contained in a single area.
 

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If it isn't ISIS wreaking havoc at Yemen, then who is? The fact that ISIS is an ally of Yemeni rebels means they have a hold on ISIS even if they're not physically there. But ending the Yemen conflict will not put an end to terrorism. It's too widely spread out to be contained in a single area.
The conflict in Yemen is between northern Houthi militias/loyalists of Saleh against Hadi loyalists/southern Yemeni tribes. ISIS doesn't exist in Yemen.
 

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