The Foreign Desk

Explainer 221: Where is Socotra and who has invaded it?

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24 June 2020

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In an intriguing sub-plot of Yemen’s ghastly civil war, one of the factions allegedly supporting the government has taken control of an island near the Gulf of Aden. Andrew Mueller looks at who has seized Socotra and why.

24 June 2020

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