Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries risks, from hostile terrain to guerrilla warfare

April 1, 2015 7:28 PM

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Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries risks, from hostile terrain to guerrilla warfare

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, people gather near the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near the airport in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels but it also carries enormous risks, from the inhospitable, mountainous terrain and a possible guerrilla war to al-Qaida militants waiting in the wings. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, a Yemeni man stands near his house destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen. Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite...

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