Activists Urge U.S. To Evacuate Yemeni-Americans From Yemen

April 7, 2015 9:13 AM

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Civilians are caught in the middle as Yemen dissolves into war. Fighting has intensified in recent days as Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes to counter the Houthi rebels backed by Iran inside Yemen. The U.S. pulled diplomats and security personnel out of the country earlier this year. Now, Arab-American activists are pressing the United States to help evacuate American citizens still trapped in Yemen. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Yemeni analyst and blogger Sama’a Al Hamdani paints a harrowing picture of the conflict back in her country. Speaking at a forum on Capitol Hill, she urged Saudi Arabia to be more transparent in its target list and called on all factions fighting on the ground to agree to a ...

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