Escalating conflict in Yemen could ignite regional sectarian war: Ali Mohamed (Opinion)

For six weeks, Saudi Arabia has been waging a military air campaign in Yemen against the Houthi rebels, a Zaydi Shiite group of northwestern Yemen. The United States is providing the Saudi military campaign with weapons, logistical support and intelligence. The aim of the U.S.-backed Saudi-led air strikes: to stop the takeover of Yemen by the Houthi rebels supported by Iran and to restore the legitimate president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to power. The Saudi air strikes so far have degraded the Yemeni army but have done little to crush the advances of the Houthi rebel forces, which consist mostly of lightly armed and well adapted guerrilla fighters. Instead, the air strikes have created chaos and humanitarian disaster, and have emboldened al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.  Click Here to Read More on