Arab coalition takes Perim Island

Move further secures shipping lanes.

Gulf Arabs wrest strategic Yemen island from Iran-allied group


Perim Island may be a small lump of windswept volcanic rock at the entrance to the Red Sea but its capture by Gulf Arab forces from Houthi fighters was a welcome victory for Yemen’s government and its allies.

Gulf Arab troops swooped in from air and sea last week to take back Perim, which sits on one of the world’s most important sea lanes.

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