Yemen: Armed Conflict

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 10 January 2017.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Co-Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his comments on the Andrew Marr BBC TV programme on 11 December 2016, on Yemen, what the evidential basis is for his statement that Houthis in Yemen are supported by al-Qaeda.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

Terrorist organisations such as AQ and Daesh prosper in ungoverned environments where they have the freedom to develop their capabilities. This remains a particular concern in Yemen where AQAP are benefitting from the continued instability that results from Houthi aggression.

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