Saudi Arabia, Gulf Allies Bomb Shiite Houthi Targets in Yemen

March 26, 2015 8:50 AM

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(Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia led a coalition of 10 Sunni-ruled nations to begin massive air strikes against Yemen’s Shiite Houthi rebels as it seeks to stop the spread of Iranian influence on its southern border.

The air strikes come after forces loyal to the rebel group marched on the southern port city of Aden, the stronghold of Yemen’s President Abdurabuh Mansur Hadi. Huge blasts were heard all over Sana’a, as well as explosions at the al-Dailami air base near the capital.

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