Saudi-led forces pound Yemen Shiite rebels as Iran sends aid

March 31, 2015 10:30 AM

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden.

The airstrikes' campaign by Sunni Arab states, which began last week, is meant to halt the advance by the Shiite rebels known as the Houthis who have overrun the country and forced Yemen's president to flee abroad.

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