Fears Yemen crisis creating a proxy war in Middle East

March 27, 2015 5:45 PM

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The unraveling security situation in Yemen is increasingly pitting Mideast regional powers against one another.

Iranian-backed Houthi rebels are battling Saudi-supported government loyalists for control over the country in a conflict that has escalated in recent months. Violence there is leading to fears a civil war in Yemen could lead to a wider regional conflict.

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