Yemeni and Emirati forces retake Al Mukalla from Al Qaeda – 24 April 2016

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Assad’s forces try to surround Aleppo; launch advance towards Raqqah

On 13 February 2016 Syrian government forces took village Tannurah, north-west of Aleppo city from the rebels, which brings closer complete encirclement of the rebel-controlled part of Aleppo city by the government forces.

In another development, Assad’s forces launched advance from Ithriya in the direction of Ar Raqqah – the capital of Daesh [ISIS]. USA, Saudi Arabia and UAE plan to step up their involvement in the Syrian war and, in cooperation with their Syrian allies, take the Daesh-controlled territory, including Raqqah. The Assad’s forces are now trying to be first on the spot in the Raqqah area.

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Saudi Arabia, allies, cut ties with Iran

On 4 January 2016 Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting transportation and commercial ties with Iran, a day after it severed diplomatic relations. Saudi ally Bahrain and close partner Sudan followed suit in cutting relations with Iran, while another Saudi ally United Arab Emirates downgraded diplomatic relations with Tehran. Days Later, Kuwait and Qatar also severed ties with Iran.

These gestures are largely symbolic, since the Sunni Arab coalition already is engaged in every kind of struggle against Iran and its allies short of direct military confrontation.

Yemen: Sunni coalition captures an island from Houthis

On 10 December 2015 forces of the Sunni coalition captured Greater Hanish island from the Iranian-backed Houthis.

The island is located in the strategic strait between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and was used as a storage site for foreign military supplies to the Houthis.

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