Egypt Says It May Send Troops to Yemen to Fight Houthis

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick - Egypt said Thursday it was prepared to send troops into Yemen as part of a Saudi-led campaign against the Iranian-backed Houthis, a day after Saudi Arabia and a coalition of nine other states began hammering the Houthis with airstrikes and blockading the Yemeni coast. Saudi news media said Thursday that on the first night of the offensive, dozens of jets from the kingdom and its allies had hit key military bases around the country, fully disabling the Houthi-aligned Yemeni Air Force.

2015-03-27 00:00:00

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