Saudi-led air campaign blunts rebel advance in Yemen

March 30, 2015 11:27 PM

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WASHINGTON – A Saudi-led military coalition blunted the advance of Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen on Monday as the regional coalition's naval forces blockaded the country's ports to prevent the rebels from getting resupplied.

Saudi Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri said airstrikes over the past two days were designed to stop the Houthi rebels from seizing Aden, a stronghold of the U.S.-backed government that was driven from power.

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