Saudi Arabian Airstrikes Create Dangerous Situation In Yemen

March 31, 2015 9:23 PM

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A coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia is continuing with heavy airstrikes in the nation of Yemen. The Saudi leadership says it's fighting an Iranian-backed rebel group, the Houthis, that's taken over much of the country. The strikes have been underway for a week, and there are estimates that more than a hundred people have died. With each day, life is becoming more dangerous and more difficult for Yemen's 24 million inhabitants. We're joined now on the phone from the Yemeni capital of Sana'a by Farea Al-Muslimi. He's reporting for NPR. He's also a visiting fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center. You've now been through a week of bombings there, much of it at night. What has it been like?

FAREA AL-MUSLIMI, BYLINE: Yes, Robert. It has been a sleepless seven nights in Yemen's captial along with bombings and antiaircraft. Most of those who cannot flee the capital already dead. Most of those who could not flee are still inside, but there is no basements in Yemen as much as you would expe...

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