The Other War in Yemen — for Control of the Country’s Internet

Opponents in the civil war use the web to block access, gather intelligence, and even mine cryptocurrency

Armed Yemeni tribesmen loyal to the Shiite Houthi rebels sit in the back of an armed vehicle during a gathering to mobilize more fighters into several battlefronts on the outskirts of the capital, Sanaa, on Nov. 1, 2016. Photo: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

By Elias Groll

In June of this year, a new internet service provider quietly came online in Yemen. Built with funding from the United Arab Emirates and with…

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