List of armed groups in the Yemeni Civil War

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Military situation in the Yemeni Civil War as of 4 April 2018.
  Controlled by the Hadi-led government and allies
  Controlled by Ansar al-Sharia (AQAP)
  Controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
  Controlled by Southern Movement
  Controlled by forces loyal to Ali Abdullah Saleh
  Controlled by local, non-aligned forces

A number of armed groups have involved themselves in the ongoing Yemeni Civil War.

Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)[edit]

Hadi government and allies
Saudi-led coalition
Saleh loyalists
Supreme Political Council and allies Southern Transitional Council  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Ansar al-Sharia and allies
Hadi government
  • Pro-Hadi Security forces
    • 3rd Military Region
      • 112th Infantry Brigade
    • 4th Military Region
      • Armored Brigade 35
      • 111th Infantry Brigade

Allied groups:

Supported by:


Saleh loyalists (from 2017)[6][7]

Supported by:


Saudi-led coalition

Allied groups:

Supported by:

Logistical Support:


 United States (includes drone strikes)

Supreme Political Council

Allied groups:

Alleged support:

Southern Transitional Council (from 2017)

Supported by:

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (from 2014)[51]

Supported by:


al-Qaeda

Supported by:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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