The Institute for Economics and Peace has revealed in its Global Terrorism Index 2019 a list of the most affected countries by terrorism in the world in which Yemen ranked 8th.
The report listed Iran-aligned rebels to be the deadliest terrorist group in Yemen since they staged a coup in 2015, saying that Al Qaeda and ISIS were committing the most terrorist attacks before Houthis took over the capital Sana’a.
“Violence escalated drastically in 2015 following the multinational intervention in support of ousted President Hadi after Houthi insurgents seized Sanaa,” said the report.
It added that “Ansar Allah has become the deadliest terrorist group in Yemen since overtaking Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Ansar Allah has been responsible for over 1,500 deathssince 2015. The group accounted for 56 per cent of attacks and 55 per cent of deaths in 2018 alone. Most of these attacks were perpetrated around and to the southwest of Sanaa in the governorates of Amanat Al Asimah, Al Hudaydah, and Taizz.”
Not only is Yemen suffering from terrorism since Houthis stormed the capital Sana’a, but it has also become the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history.