Sunni versus Shia but much more than that?
The civil war in Yemen continues unabated apparently without any end in sight. As in Syria the presence of foreign military interventionists a major factor in the conflict.
Without regard to only those in the Saudi coalition arrayed against the Houthi rebels and as extracted from the South Front Internet web site:
"SUDANESE FORCES IN YEMENI WAR"
"Let’s count the countries, which have participated in the activities of the Saudi-led coalition, and define their roles."
Nations part and parcel of the Saudi coalition to include:
* Saudi Arabia.
* United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Understanding full well the contributions of each nation other than Saudi rather limited and sometimes only consisting of promises not kept.
Houthi fighters pose in front of the destroyed armored wheeled vehicle That vehicle with slat armor but still vulnerable to a lightly-armed but still determined adversary
"The US, some NATO countries, Turkey and others were involved in secondary roles. Their main goals are logistics, reconnaissance, arms delivery, moral support etc. but, according to some reports, the US Armed Forces have taken and are taking a limited role in clashes at the Saudi-Yemeni border."
"Secondary" roles but I might think much more significant that realized.
WE ARE NOT EVEN COUNTING THOSE FOREIGN INTERVENTIONISTS FRIENDLY TO THE HOUTHI CAUSE. IRANIAN AND HEZBOLLAH COMBATANTS, AID AND ASSISTANCE! NOR EVEN CONSIDERING OR INCLUDING IN THE MIX TERRORISTS OF THE AL QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA [AQAP].
Yemen a regional conflict with potential global geo-political ramifications? Strait of Bab al-Mandeb and all that!