Saudi Arabia, Egypt May Lead Ground Operation In Yemen


Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday as part of a military offensive against Houthi rebels in the country, states Slate. A ground invasion could follow, states MSNBC.

The Saudi airstrikes continued today, state sources.

The Shiite Houthi rebels Рbacked by Shiite Iran Рmade significant enough advances to drive U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi from the country on Wednesday.

Egyptian security and military officials told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia and Egypt will lead a ground operation in Yemen against the rebels and their allies after an airstrike campaign.

Three senior officials told the Associated Press that forces would enter by land from Saudi Arabia and by sea from the Red Sea and Arabian Sea, states CNBC.