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What happened in Yemen hadn't happened in any of the other Arab countries that witnessed revolutions: a comprehensive national dialogue was held, in which all parties participated, including political parties involved in the southern Yemen insurgency, the Houthis and the party of the former president.Between 2004 and 2010, the Yemeni army waged six wars in the far north of the country against rebels who became known as Houthis. In fact, over the past 10 years, the Yemeni army has had to fight on two fronts: against the Houthis' rebellion in northern Saada and its surroundings, and against Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula in the center of Yemen and the south.There must also be an Arab initiative that works on uniting the Yemeni army in order to secure Yemeni cities and rid them of illegal weaponry and moves the country toward parliamentary elections that will determine the future and the sizes of political forces, without the influence of arms or the control of militants.Arabs, especially those from the Gulf, will have to do everything possible to resolve the crisis in Yemen. We must not allow ourselves to stop caring about Yemen's unity, stability and Arab credentials; if we did so, what has happened in Syria and Iraq might happen in Yemen too.What happened and is happening in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq is worrying for the Arabs and for Arab national security.
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