Yemeni soldiers stand next to a photocopier, they believed was carrying explosives, outside a public security camp following a reported suicide attack in the southeastern Yemeni port of Mukalla on May 15, 2016. / AFP / STRINGER
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Daesh (ISIS) efforts to exploit chaos may have brought Arab-allied forces and Iran-backed Houthis tentatively closer at peace talks in Yemen's civil war, but a deal seems unlikely in time to avert collapse into armed, feuding statelets. Ferocious conflict along Yemen's northern border between Saudi Arabia and Iran-backed Houthi rebels, defied two previous attempts to seal a peace. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Thursday the kingdom sought to prioritize fighting militants in Yemen over its desultory arm-wrestle with entrenched Houthi insurgents.Now largely stalemated, the conflict has killed at least 6,200 people – half of them civilians – and sent nearly 3 million people fleeing for safety.The Arab-led coalition has pounded its enemies with dozens of airstrikes.Pounding the Houthis and their allies in Yemen's army with airstrikes beginning on March of 2015, a Saudi-led alliance soon deployed ground troops and rolled back their enemies toward Sanaa, held by the Houthis.While keeping Yemen's parties talking for this long was an accomplishment, getting them to live together in Sanaa and share power remains a distant dream.
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