The civil war in Yemen has turned into a regional war that has some reporters asking if it is a religious sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia Islam. And it looks like the fight is about to only intensify as Egypt’s leader said they are prepared to send in ground troops “if necessary,” according to The New York Times. The array of nations led by Saudi Arabia fighting the rebel Houthi movement in Yemen have reportedly already intervened with more than 150 fighter jets from eight different Muslim nations, reported CNN. Including naval assistance from Egypt and Pakistan, there are ten nations involved in attacking the Houthi rebels.
The Houthi, meanwhile, are believed by the Saudis to be backed by Iran, said CNN. US spokesperson Marie Harf, according to briefings released by the State Department, say Iran has given “a huge amount of support” to the Houthis, but had “not seen evidence” the rebel group is under the “command and control” of Iran. Despite that, the US came out in strong support of the Saudi-led military intervention against the Houthis in Yemen. … Continue Reading