26 Mar '15, 5pm

Saudi Arabia begins Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies began an airstrike campaign in Yemen at midnight last night in response to the growing threat from Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels, who have expanded their military control southward towards the port of Aden since their seizure of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, in late September. Reports indicate that about one hundred Saudi warplanes are participating the campaign called “Decisive Storm,” alongside about 85 additional fighter jets from various Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and Sudan. Pakistan and Egypt have reportedly also provided military support for Decisive Storm with naval ships and airplanes. Saudi Arabia has closed off Yemeni airspace due to the escalating conflict and all of Yemen’s major ports have been shut down today. Over last night, planes participating in Operation D...

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