The Middle East: Revolt Within a War

In mountainous Yemen on the southern shores of the Red Sea, war has become an established way of life. Monarchists backed by King Feisal of Saudi Arabia and militant republicans propped up by Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser are locked in a no-win struggle that continues despite the signing of an armistice in 1965. Though he has lost some 5,000 Egyptian troops, Nasser vows to "stay in Yemen 20 years if necessary." Monarchist guerrillas, garrisoned in mountain caves, are not budging either. "We live here," says their military chieftain, Prince Hussein bin Ahmed. "We...

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